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Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, ebikes and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, ebikes (again) and law. Its headquarters is located in Jersey City, New Jersey.
As Transportation Costs, Emissions Grow, Electric Bikes Offer An Efficient Alternative:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinno ... aae1e3305a

:shock: ... :mrgreen: ... :shock: ...

Starts:Bikes with electric assist—E-bikes—are taking off around the world, and for good reason: They are arguably the best form of motorized transportation. Many cities are embracing E-bikes to help alleviate their transportation and pollution woes. With transportation being the fastest growing source of global carbon dioxide emissions, support for the proliferation of low-carbon mobility options like E-bikes is crucial.

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Ends:
Cities and riders are quickly discovering E-bikes are a game changer for urban transportation. This technology solves traffic woes, slashes pollution, quiets city streets, and reintroduces citizens to their neighborhoods—all at a fraction of the cost of a car.ermissions.
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The Villager is a weekly newspaper serving Downtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1933 by Walter and Isabel Bryan. In 2001, 2004 and 2005, The Villager won the Stuart Dorman Award, honoring New York State's best weekly newspaper, in the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

The Villager has also been called better than The New York Times by New York magazine. In 2005, in its "123 Reasons Why We Love New York Right Now," New York dubbed The New York Times Reason #51, "because our hometown paper is still the greatest in the world," the magazine said...before adding, #52, on the facing page: "...next to The Villager."
Police Blotter, Week of July 6, 2017:
http://thevillager.com/2017/07/06/polic ... ly-6-2017/

... includes:
‘Shooter’ surrenders

Ricardo Daniell, 31, the suspect in the May 27 shooting on W. 14th St. that injured four men, turned himself in at Greenwich Village’s Sixth Precinct at 2:45 a.m. last Thursday, police said.

Daniell, of 120 W. 91st St., was charged with four counts each of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment.

Earlier, on Mon., May 29, at 5:20 p.m., another individual, Paola Betances, also wanted in connection with the incident was arrested inside 233 W. 10th St. Betances, 22, of 78 Christopher St., was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

According to police, on Sat., May 27, at 3:25 a.m., Daniell, rode up on an electric-powered bicycle and sprayed multiple gunshots at the four victims as they stood on the sidewalk in front of the High End Deli, at 318 W. 14th St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves., then sped off. The victims ranged in age from 35 to 42. Three were treated at Bellevue Hospital and the fourth refused treatment.

Police released surveillance video showing Daniell and Betances at the nearby Ipanema bar, at 252 W. 14th St., just east of Eighth Ave., before the shooting. Daniell is seen hopping onto an electric bike and zipping off eastbound down 14th St. Other surveillance photos show him having changed his clothes before the shooting.

The shooting’s motive and the connection between Daniell and Betances were not immediately clear.
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The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, ebikes and industries.
Howard County launches BikeShare program in Columbia:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... story.html

Starts:
As Howard County's BikeShare program officially launched Thursday morning at the Columbia lakefront, dozens of bicyclists tested some of the new wheels dispersed across seven stations in Columbia.
... includes:
All 70 bicycles in the program have adjustable seating and front baskets, and 20 have electric-assist motors, designated by a lightening bolt on the back. Kiosks will keep track of how many trips are taken on each bike, its total distance traveled and GPS location to study riding patterns in the community.
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... and:
The county's office of transportation announced the program about a year ago and partnered with Bewegen, which has operated in Baltimore City since October 2016.

"The system is fully electronic, so every trip provides knowledge," said Chris Eatough, the county's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. "The BikeShare connects people and places and makes the journey as good as the destination."
... and:
"This will be more convenient. Some days, parking can be crazy," Zayzay said. "You can be looking for a parking spot for 30 or 40 minutes.
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... and ends:
More information on the BikeShare program is available at https://howardcountybikeshare.com/ .
BTW? Wiki:
Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 287,085. Its county seat is Ellicott City.

Howard County is included in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. However, recent development in the south of the county has led to some realignment towards the Washington, D.C. media and employment markets. The county is home to Columbia, a major planned community of approximately 100,000 founded by developer James Rouse in 1967.

Howard County is frequently cited for its affluence, quality of life, and excellent schools. With an estimated median household income of $108,844 in 2012, Howard County had the third-highest median household income of any U.S. county in 2013.
20 electrics? Geee... Wonder which will be the most-used/popular bikes? Hehe...
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The Advocate is a seven-day daily newspaper based in Stamford, Connecticut. The paper is owned and operated by Hearst Communications, a multinational corporate media conglomerate with $4 billion in revenues.

The Advocate circulates in Stamford and the nearby southwestern Connecticut towns of Darien and New Canaan. Circulation 14,698 daily, 24,949 Sunday in 2010.
Stamford cycling shops ride customer service to strong sales:
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/busines ... 270619.php

Starts:
STAMFORD — The rains have receded and riders have returned to the roads — and the shops.

The summer marks a bustling period for local cycling shops. They draw a mix of new and longtime customers, who frequent the establishments to buy bikes and tune up their two-wheelers. Managers of the bike hubs said their focus on service has allowed them to stay competitive amid the rise of digital competition.
Includes:
Stamford resident Patrick Sweeney represents one of the regulars at Danny’s. He brought his Orbea mountain bike in last Thursday for service after getting scraped up in a crash about a half-hour earlier.

“It’s the best bike shop in Stamford,” Sweeney said. “I buy all my bikes here. I’ve been in Stamford seven years now. I tried out a few others, but I’m always here. They’re polite, they’re kind, and the turnover is great.”

“Pedal-assisted” bikes, which include a battery-powered motor, represent a fast-growing category.
The electric bikes are ideal for those who commute to work or want a boost to ride with faster cyclists.
:)

Danny's Cycles Stamford:
http://www.dannyscycles.com/about/stamford-pg412.htm

... with LOTS of different electrics:
http://www.dannyscycles.com/product-lis ... tric-1038/

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Post by LockH » Jul 06, 2017 10:16 pm

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BikePortland.org is an independent daily news source that covers the Portland bike scene. Through our journalism, events, and direct advocacy we inform and inspire thousands of people around the world every day about ebikes.
7 interesting nuggets buried inside Oregon’s new transportation bill:
https://bikeportland.org/2017/07/06/7-i ... ill-233846

Includes:
The hidden e-bike tax that subsidizes cars

Electric-assisted bicycles are growing in popularity. Unfortunately — as we saw with our post earlier today — their legal status is still murky on many fronts. One of them is in tax law.

HB 2017 includes a new, 0.5 percent “motor vehicle privilege tax” that will be paid by motor vehicles dealers. Included among the motor vehicles this tax applies to are electric-assisted bicycles. E-bikes are exempt from the new $15 bicycle excise tax, but at an average retail price of about $3,500, dealers will have to pay about $18 for the privilege of selling them. In another strange twist, this privilege tax on e-bike dealers will go into the new $12 million “Zero-Emission Incentive Fund” that will give people rebates on their purchase of zero-emission cars and plug-in EVs.

This is not good policy. For the purpose of tax law, e-bikes should be classified as bicycles. Perhaps we’ll see a fix to this in the interim 2018 legislative session.
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Post by LockH » Jul 06, 2017 10:35 pm

... and now Bicycling Magazine picks up that news re Shimano... (Seen yesterday in BikeBiz...)

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Shimano Drops Its E-Bike Motor on the United States
("Steps E8000 E-MTB group comes to North America; Steps E6000 city bike components get updated"):
http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/mul ... rivetrains

Includes:
Shimano now offers two new brake rotor sizes for the E6000 drivetrain system: 160mm or 180mm. A redesigned sensor also mounts to the brake rotor instead of the rear wheel and provides more accurate speed and other ride data. The sensor works with Shimano’s mountain bike drivetrain, Steps E8000, and with the E6000 city bike components.
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... and ends:
Finally, Shimano has fine-tuned the crankset and control switches for the Steps E6000 components. The updated crankset is slimmed down to allow more clearance for pedaling. Switches on the left side of the handlebars control assist modes and the cycle computer’s display. On the right, two buttons adjust shifting, while a third allows riders to toggle between automatic and manual shift modes.

The updated Steps E6000 components will be available in August 2017.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/yamaha-apos- ... 13780.html
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Yamaha's New Electric Bikes are Coming Soon
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Yamaha's New Electric Bikes are Coming Soon

Back in 2013, Yamaha announced that they were working on a pair of electric bikes called the PED1 and the PES1. Now it appears that Team Blue is on the verge of production for both models.
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Apparently the company recently made arrangements with Saitama City in Japan to promote electric motorcycles and businesses around them, indicating that production is not far off. The campaign, titled the E-KIZUNA Project, will promote the electrics as practical solutions to urban issues like traffic congestion, parking, and pollution. One of the key elements in overcoming public resistance to electrics is the bikes' swappable battery packs, since the foremost concerns among potential consumers have been limited range and slow charging times.

The promotional campaign also includes a network of charging stations where depleted batteries can be swapped for fresh ones. The stations will maintain an inventory of fully-charged batteries and re-charge used ones for the next cycle.

The PED1

While several manufacturers have shown progress in extending battery life and range and reducing re-charge times, Yamaha’s quick-change battery packs may well forecast a similar approach throughout the industry. According to Motorcycle-Magazine.com, Yamaha did not indicate whether or not the pre-production models included an optional charger for the buyer, or a plug-in feature that would allow recharging the batteries at home.

Currently, Yamaha offers only the E-Vino as an electric option, which bears a marked styling resemblance to the Honda Metropolitan. Released in Asian markets three years ago, the E-Vino was
clearly limited to city applications, with a range of 18 miles and top speed of 19 mph. That appears likely to change in the near future, and the new Yamaha PE models may be on sale by next year.

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^^ Hehe... Amusing. ESB "Search found 1 match: +KIZUNA" (above)... yet the web is just lousy with "kizuna"s. Turns out (Wiki:) its a Japanese word for "bond". And EVen "narrowing" the search to "Yamaha E-KIZUNA"... still gets millions of hits... "Yamaha E-KIZUNA motorcycle" STILL gets almost 4 million hits (Giggle Search). SAME search words in Giggle NEWS currently returns exactly FOUR hits... including the Gas 2.0 site (from 2011!) ... and it doesn't actually mention Yamaha at all! ... but instead Honda. AND the “E-KIZUNA Project.” bit isn't about any bike companies at all... but a project done by the Japanese city of Saitama:
Saitama City is continuing its effort to promote electric cars as well as bicycles, with the campaign called the “E-KIZUNA Project.” In addition to the motorcycles, electric taxis and shared electric cars have also been introduced to the city in order to encourage the use of electric vehicles.
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http://gas2.org/2011/08/08/honda-japan- ... a-suburbs/

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... and again, that new article notes "One of the key elements in overcoming public resistance to electrics is the bikes' swappable battery packs, since the foremost concerns among potential consumers have been limited range and slow charging times."

Battery swapping. Good find. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 5:48 am

Hehe... Never thought of language translations as a "biz"... Turns out it's a whole INDUSTRY. ... and along come one outfit:

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Slator makes business sense of the translation and language technology markets through news and insights on demand drivers, funding, talent moves, technology and more. Our platforms include the Slator.com website and bespoke events created to foster high-impact discussions with the industry’s key decision-makers like ebikes. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Slator also has a presence in Singapore and Manila, the Philippines.
How Trek Rides to Victory in 19 Languages:
https://slator.com/features/how-trek-ri ... languages/

Starts:
US-based Trek Bicycle Corporation has been building bikes for the world since the 1970s. From the company’s birthplace in Wisconsin (USA), it has since brought its custom-built two-wheelers to 160 countries.
... and mentions:
Name it and Trek has it: mountain, trail, cross country, fitness, electric, road, gravel bikes, and more.
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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 6:05 am

Hehe... BMW re-invents the Currie Phat Flyer (that I was rolling around on near 20 years ago...) :mrgreen:

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Europe's oldest motorcycle magazine. Motorcycle-test, comparison, news and reviews.
("Is it a scooter? Is it a bicycle? New BMW pedelec is a stepping stone towards motorcycles")
BMW X2City:
http://www.motorcycle-magazine.com/bmw-x2city/

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... versus the Currie:

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Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets, like ebikes.
Netherlands-based Pon Holdings Signs Agreement to Enter North American Retail Automobile Market with Investment in Houston Texas based indiGO Auto Group:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2 ... nter-North

... watts really about carriages ("cars"... watt are large, heavy, go REALLY fast... and are hard to pedal) but notes:
This partnership builds on Pon’s expansion of its mobility portfolio in North America, through the acquisition of the San Francisco-based Faraday e-bike label and the high-end performance bicycle brands Santa Cruz and Cervélo. The group also sells Gazelle and Kalkhoff e-bikes in North America, in response to the rapidly growing market for electric bicycles.
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... and ends:
In 2017 some 800,000 Pon bikes will make their way to customers around the world. http://www.pon.com.
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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 8:25 am

If ya Giggle [S]earch the Web these daze... it's being flooded daily with "market research reports" daily of course ("Wanna Buy?")... and these daze more and more sites w/reports about the health of the bikes industry... and especially the ELECTRIC bikes market. :mrgreen: But newspapers mentioning these market research reports? Not so much...

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The Normangee Star is the hometown newspaper of Normangee, Hilltop Lakes, Flynn and surrounding communities.
(About Normangee, TEXAS, Wiki says stuff like:)
Normangee is a town in Leon and Madison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 685 at the 2010 census.
... and:
Leon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,801. Its county seat is Centerville.
Anyway... Global NIR Analyzer Market 2017 – Key Technological and Industry Trends:
http://normangeestar.net/2017/07/04/glo ... ry-trends/

Includes:
Primarily, Electric Bicycle Market report 2017 basically displays the overview of the Electric Bicycle industry, which consists of Electric Bicycle definitions, applications, classifications and Electric Bicycle industry chain structure. Development trends exhibited by the Attendance Machine market globally are analysed in conjunction with studying in detail the competitive landscape of the market and the development status as demonstrated by key geographic regions.
https://market.biz/report/global-electr ... scc/27235/

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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 9:21 am

Namibia in ES news again. (ESB "Search found 12 matches: +Namibia")

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The Namibian, Namibia's biggest daily newspaper.
Bicycle network marks 50 000th milestone:
http://www.namibian.com.na/56510/read/B ... -milestone

Starts:
THE Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (Benn) has reached a milestone of distributing 50 000 bicycles this year since its implementation in 2005.

To celebrate this achievement, the network will be launching its biggest-ever fundraising campaign this month, with the goal of funding its work into the future. The organisation was started by Michael Linke with the idea of delivering bicycles to a group of Namibian healthcare workers.
... includes:
The projects which will be funded after the fundraising include maintaining the network's 33 partner shops in Namibia, with ongoing bicycle supplies, training and support. It will also revisit the bicycle and ambulance project with electric bicycles and fat tyres (large tyres) to expand their usefulness and reliability, in partnership with local social enterprise SunCycles.
(ESB "Search found 3 matches: +SunCycles") :wink:

"Rural health services":
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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 9:49 am

Cool. Park City Electric Bikes, in Park City, Utah, USA is selling ebikes as "Rent-To-Own":

Raleigh Retroglide iE Step Thru Electric Bike
https://www.ksl.com/classifieds/listing/44926582

Ad says:
Free Test Rides* Rent before you buy up too 2 days of rental proceedings off of purchase price*
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... and they sell other electrics too... Raleigh Electric Bike Tristar iE e-Trike
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...etc.

Meanwhile... The City of Park City:
http://www.parkcity.org/about-us/bus-bike-walk/e-bikes
After conducting a "comprehensive pilot study", Park City Municipal determined to allow electric assisted bikes (e-bikes) on designated pathways in and around Park City. But succumbed to FEAR and IGNORANCE and ignored watt is happening in other cities and E-bikes are NOT allowed on single-track trails within Park City limits.*
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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 11:37 am

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The Independent is a British online newspaper. Established in 1986 as an independent national morning newspaper published in London, it was controlled by Tony O'Reilly's Independent News & Media from 1997 until it was sold to Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev in 2010. The printed edition of the paper ceased in March 2016.

Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet, but changed to tabloid (compact) format in 2003. Until September 2011, the paper described itself on the banner at the top of every newspaper as "free from party political bias, free from proprietorial influence". It tends to take a pro-market stance on economic issues.

The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.

Circulation 57,930, Monday to Saturday; 97,218 Sunday (June 2015)
10 "best" electric bikes
http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/ind ... 20306.html

(Note URL includes "under 1000" ... Euros? UK Pounds?... and "Halfords" ie bought from UK chain on bike shops?)

Article starts:
Don’t be fooled, an electric bicycle is not the same as a moped. Electric bikes have a battery on board but you still need to pedal at least some of the time. They’re limited in how fast the power can make them go, too, so once you’ve hit 15mph then the motor cuts out and it’s all down to you. Most electric bikes are pedal-assist, while a few have throttles. All here are pedal-assist apart from the Woosh Krieger, GoCycle, Infineum, Volt Kensington and Volt Metro which have a throttle as well as pedal-assist. Mostly these are for commutes and road use but some have the thick, knobbly tyres familair to mountain bike riders and are suitable for off-roading. Batteries are usually though not always lithium ion and take three to four hours to recharge. Tech companies such as Bosch and Panasonic make excellent batteries for bikes.
Their "Best Buy"/first on their list Raleigh Motus Hub Lowstep: £2,000, Raleigh

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... then ya got Number 2: Specialized Turbo Levo HT 29: £2,800 from , Evans Cycles...

3. Coyote Commute Folding Electric Bike: £500 from Halfords...

... all the way to 10. Raleigh Strada TSE: £1,550 from Evans Cycles.

... and ends:
Verdict

The bikes here are very different from each other. First decide whether you want foldable or sporty, expensive or super-expensive. The GoCycle G3 is tremendous, and if it’s too pricey, the G2 is great, too. The most stylish looker is the Volt Kensington and the Raleigh Motus Hub Lowstep is also very strong with an exceptional range.

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Post by LockH » Jul 07, 2017 11:50 am

Seen on CraigsList in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 24" Prodeco Electric Bicycle - $989 (Santa Fe)
https://santafe.craigslist.org/bik/6208403714.html

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... and ad notes:
Prodeco bicycle for sale. Brand new motor, tires, seat. Additional accessories available.
"Brand new motor"? (on a 2015 Prodeco...)

Watts up with that??? Do wish some folks would add a better description like "Reasons for Sale". :roll:
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theCABE is short for The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange. The website is dedicated to sharing knowledge on classic and antique bicycles ranging from antiques, balloon tires, middleweights, Stingray and Musclebikes, old School BMX bikes, Rat bikes and ebikes. A very active online forum gives everybody a turn to talk about our passion, and the gallery gives a place to show off and view old bikes.
... and a discussion in 'Motorized Bicycles' forum started by bikewhorder, Saturday at 7:09 AM...

Electric bikes are sweet!:
http://thecabe.com/forum/threads/electr ... et.113460/

Thread starts:
I just watched this and thought I'd share it. I haven't been paying much attention to electric bikes but they are progressing rapidly. And you can get one for $500 now (https://sondors.com/products/sondor...T ... X3EALw_wcB). It definitely has the gears turning in my head for a custom build.
...with a YT vid (another in the Super-Duper series):TOP 8 RADICAL E-BIKES AVAILABLE NOW :

(rustystone2112, mike j, Robertriley and 1 other person like this.

So far, with 257 Views and 20 Replies. :mrgreen:
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Hehe... Right now, on the Awesomer site (They say: "The Awesomer is a daily blog filled with awesome stuff for awesome people. Initially conceptualized as a gadget shopping blog, it’s now more or less a massive repository for whatever we find interesting. We’re like that closet that you throw everything into, albeit a bit more organized, and minus the ratty tee you’ve worn since freshman year.

In short, The Awesomer samples a bit of everything – from gadgets to cars to ebikes, from clothing to video games. The more interesting/funky/goofy, the better.)

Most Popular Posts (Last 30 Days):
https://theawesomer.com/top-rated-posts/

Includes Phat Scooters... and the Neematic FR/1 Electric Bike... AND the Sondors Fold Electric Bicycle.

Ebikes for the WIN! Hehe...
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PeopleForBikes aims to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.
... and keep a blog. With guest posters including Jan Deveroux, a Cambridge, Mass. city councillor, who writes:
Not ‘cars vs bikes’ but ‘people for people’: One city leader’s manifesto for better streets

Starts:
After 48 hours in Madison, Wisconsin last week for the first-ever PlacesForBikes conference, I would like to share some of what I took away. Organized by PeopleForBikes, the conference brought together almost 300 people united in their determination to change the conversation about future of multi-modal transportation and the role bikes can play in improving our lives.

Cambridge was well represented; attending along with me were my City Council colleagues Nadeem Mazen and Dennis Carlone, Kathy Watkins (city engineer), Susanne Rasmussen (director of environmental and transportation planning), and resident-advocates Nate Filmore, Amy Flax and Elena Saporta.
... and notes:
Bike-sharing systems and electric bikes will also make it easier for more people to choose cycling over other modes for both short and long distances.
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Pedego opens 100th retail store:
http://www.bicycleretailer.com/retail-n ... V_8nFGQy1g

YAWN. Already noted in ES Newz two daze ago... via the Hartford Business Journal:
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... and BMW Motorrad has been blogging about their new X2City too:

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BMW Motorrad X2City – Mobility with a kick:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2017/07/07/bmw-m ... lity-kick/

"A 408 Wh lithium ion battery"... "integrated brake light"... :) STILL haven't read about any regen. [grumble grumble]

"low" weight of 20 kg (44 lbs)...

Interesting... "For safety reasons the supporting power of the electric motor is only activated once a speed of 6 km/h has been reached." ... also "The electric drive can be turned off at any time using a switch in the brake lever, thereby interrupting any electric support."

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Streetsblog is a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities.

Since 2006, Streetsblog has covered the movement to transform our cities by reducing dependence on private automobiles and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, ebikers and transit riders. Our reporters have broken important stories about transit funding, pedestrian safety, and bicycle policy from day one. And our writing makes arcane topics like parking prices and induced traffic accessible to a broad audience.
SFMTA Requires Permit for Dockless Bike Share:
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2017/07/06/sf ... ike-share/

Oooops... Not unexpected though...

Starts:
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has published a permit application for so-called “dockless” bike-share companies. These are companies that offer rental bikes based on smart-phone and GPS technology–unlike the official, Bay Area Bike Share/Ford GoBike system, they don’t require fixed docking locations where users have to pick them up and drop them off.
... includes their fees schedule:
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... and notes:
As Streetsblog readers are surely aware, the Ford GoBike/Bay Area Bike Share is in the midst of a ten-fold expansion, from 700 bikes to 7,000 bikes, which will be distributed throughout San Francisco and the East Bay. The entire bike-share scheme, however, has had to contend with ‘disruptors,’ such as GPS-based BlueGoGo, which requires no docking stations and can be locked up anywhere, just like a normal bike. However, the city, which has an exclusive arrangement with Bay Area Bike Share, threatened to sue BlueGoGo. Eventually, BlueGoGo was effectively shut down, at least for now.

That hasn’t stopped other GPS-based competitors, such as Jump, an electric bike-share from Social Bicycles in New York, from, uh, jumping into the SF Market. Streetsblog New York did a great breakdown of the new speculative bike-share market.

Ryan Rzepecki, the CEO of Jump, said he isn’t at all phased by San Francisco’s new permit. “We’ve done bikes in six countries, with a total of 10,000 bikes … the things they’re asking for in the permit are familiar and we’re comfortable with it.” His company normally works in partnership with cities to set up bike-share systems; they set up bike-share in Portland and Santa Monica, for example.

The Jump electric bikes his company is offering in San Francisco are actually “geo-fenced,” so while they can be locked to conventional bike racks, they do have to be returned within a certain area. That is a way to avoid having bikes strewn all over the city, as San Francisco officials seem to fear. In addition, the company will be setting up charging stations, and will credit riders who take the bikes to one of these stations and plug them in (the bike is rideable when the charge is gone, although it’s pretty heavy–Streetsblog will write more about Jump bikes in a future post).
... and includes a pic of "some of the low-ball, junky “rogue” bike-share offerings":
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As always, [C]omments there... amusing. Like:
Perhaps the SFMTA will next consider mandatory permitting for garageless cars.
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The Times of Israel is an Israeli-based news website launched in 2012. It was co-founded by journalist David Horovitz, who is also the founding editor, and US hedge fund manager Seth Klarman. The online English website covers "developments in Israel, the Middle East and around the Jewish world," according to the site's nameplate. It also covers news related to the American Jewish community. The website also publishes Arabic, French, Chinese and Persian editions.

In addition to publishing news reports and analysis, the website hosts a multi-author blog platform.

In February 2014, two years after its launch, The Times of Israel claimed a readership of two million. In 2017, readership increased to 3.5 million unique monthly users.
13-year old boy killed, 3 injured in Jerusalem car accident
("Man in his 30s dies in separate accident near Etzion settlement bloc south of the capital"):
http://www.timesofisrael.com/13-year-ol ... -accident/

Includes:
In a separate accident a man, said to be in his 30s, was killed when he was hit by a car while driving an electric bicycle near the West Bank Etzion bloc.

He was taken to a hospital in Jerusalem, but died of his wounds, Israel Radio reported.
Wonder if in Israel they "drive around" on pedal-only bikes also?

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KIRO-TV, channel 7, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Seattle's new attempt at bike sharing will be very different:
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/after-s ... /552841853

Begins:
After two attempts at bike shares failed in Seattle, the city is about to try again.

On Friday, the city's regulations for the next generation of bike shares officially took effect.

The attempt this time will be very different.

Private companies are applying for permits and each will offer a lot more bikes.

Companies must launch with a minimum of 500 bikes each, and can grow their fleets to 2,000 bikes each in two months.

The bikes will be equipped with GPS, and can be picked up anywhere on the sidewalk with an app, similar to car sharing companies such as Car2Go and ReachNow, which users can find in legal parking spaces.

Seattle will be the first big city in North America to try bike shares without docking stations.

Seattle Department of Transportation director Scott Kubly said his department has received two applications so far and might get as many as 10, including from companies planning to offer electric bikes.

LimeBike and Spin were the first to apply, and both companies said they're ready to launch as soon as they receive their permits, which Kubly said could come as soon as late next week.
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LimeBike (Classic, antique/retro/etc Poop-mobile style):
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... and Spin (ditto):
https://www.spin.pm/

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Spinlister is a website and mobile app for peer-to-peer sharing of outdoor sporting gear, specifically ebikes, surf boards, SUPs, skis and snowboards. Bikes are the company’s primary market. It is commonly referred to as the "Airbnb for bikes”. The platform has listings in 63 countries and users from 120 countries. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
An (Irrefutable) Case for E-Bikes in America’s Largest Cities:
https://www.spinlister.com/blog/e-bikes ... st-cities/

Begins:
It’s time for America’s largest cities to get behind e-bikes.

The arguments in favor of this move have long been compelling; now they’re downright irrefutable, starting with the already sizeable gap that exists between e-bike sales on continents like Europe and Asia, and those here in the US.

As we reported back in May, China’s total e-bike count surpassed 200 million back in 2016. Most of these purchases have come in the form of relatively inexpensive, mid-hundred-dollar bikes, but the trend demonstrates just how great the demand has already become across the Pacific.
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Ends:
TAKEAWAYS

So let’s recap: less traffic, less pollution, less expensive infrastructure, more versatility, more connected communities, and a faster solution to last-mile transportation.

If there’s a reason America’s largest cities aren’t moving to capitalize on the biggest development in cycling in the past 100 years, they’re doing an abnormally good job keeping it under wraps.
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