(Wiki:)The Santa Maria Times has been delivering local news to the Santa Maria Valley since 1882.
... and:Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. It is approximately 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Its estimated 2016 population was 106,290, making it the most populous city in the county and the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area.
Solvang mayor leads cyclists on a ride around town:Solvang; Danish for 'sunny field') is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. It is located in the Santa Ynez Valley. The population was 5,245 at the 2010 census, down from 5,332 at the 2000 census. Solvang was incorporated as a city on May 1, 1985.
Includes:Cyclists of all ages and abilities gathered at Solvang City Hall just before noon Thursday to join the Mayor’s Bike Ride around several blocks of the city’s residential areas to call attention to the need for more bike lanes throughout the Santa Ynez Valley and celebrate May as National Bike Month.
More than two dozen cyclists turned out — most riding road bikes but some pedaling mountain bikes, cruisers, a recumbent and a bicycle built for two — to ride with Mayor Jim Richardson, who opted for an electric-powered bike.
Hehe... A "consultation period"... where the "wise" hmmmm and hawwww... and the pubic express fears and ignorance...The Department for Transport has announced it is likely to soon start offering purchase grants for electric cargobikes. It's probable that the subsidies will be delivered via the same "Plug In" grant schemes available for cars and vans offered by the DfT's Office of Low Emission Vehicles. There are no firm details as yet, and there will first be a consultation period, said a DfT statement.
https://www.baminfra.nl/nieuws/fietscon ... t-fileleedAmsterdam, 24 May 2018 - Mobility concept 'Space for the speed bike' offers a solution for congested roads on and around Amsterdam and Schiphol, for example. The bicycle is the means to keep the traffic arteries open in busy areas now and in the near future. With the innovative mobility concept 'Ruim baan voor de speedbike', a consortium of BAM Infra, Royal HaskoningDHV, BYCS, and Mijksenaar in collaboration with Gazelle shows how accessibility can be guaranteed thanks to the use of the bicycle. The core of the concept is that more employees, business travel and travelers will use the speedbike. That is the faster electric bike.
With the mobility concept 'Space for the speed bike', the consortium wants to stimulate the use of the bicycle or e-bike. It offers a sustainable solution in the short term and it makes a sustainable contribution to accessibility in the region. The concept focuses on the use of the e-bike in the Hoofddorp-Amsterdam region, with Schiphol as its center. Key elements are the construction of a 22-kilometer fast cycle route, the Fly + Bike concept and the development of a bicycle sharing system and stimulation program.
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Noordung Angel Edition - Premium Electric Bike from Slovenia:Beautiful Life was founded in May, 2009 and now it’s one of the biggest and most visited blogs dedicated to all aspects of design. Beautiful Life every day provides the most interesting info from the world of design – creative projects, beautiful luxury staff, unusual tech concepts, modern architecture, trendy gadgets and much more. News from Beautiful Life regularly get on front pages on StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Delisious, DesignBump and other social media sites.
Noordung, a young Slovenian startup, specializes in creating unique, handmade, urban electric bikes. Their first series, Noordung Angel Edition, will only consist of 15 of the bikes making them an exclusive bicycle made for the true cycling enthusiasts.
Electric bicycles - who buys them?:PistonHeads is an online news site dedicated to the automotive industry. The site contains motoring related articles, used car classifieds, and an internet forum.
Fat Tire Electric Bicycle Yes We Build ThemBIT started back in the 1960’s, out of a garage on DeHart Ave in Kelowna BC.
Jean and Edmond and Leopold where always building cars, motorcycles, and industrial plants.
Jean Beauregard has invented many tools (all open source) which are in use around the World.
BIT prefers to work in the wineries and mills, but has plenty of residential experience.
Heating and cooling to solar and electric vehicles.
The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bikes has issued a statement against the “especially regrettable” timing of a European Commission decision to to impose registration of imports of electrical bicycles with effect from 4th May 2018.
Coming in tandem with a 27,000 word letter complete with evidence to counter the European Commission’s investigation, the collective warns of grave consequences for importers of Chinese-sourced electric bikes, as well as uptake at the entry-level of the market.
(Wiki:)171 Shuswap Street
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Column: Break out your bicycle:Salmon Arm is a city in the Shuswap Country of the Southern Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia that has a population of 17,464 (2011). It is on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where the Salmon River empties into the Salmon Arm reach of the Lake. It is a tourist town in the summer, with many beaches, camping facilities and house boat rentals. Salmon Arm is home to the longest wooden wharf in North America.
Includes: While these may be legitimate complaints, there is a solution: the electric-assist bike.“Bike to Work Week” is May 28-June 2nd
The first time I took an interest in cycling was in grade eleven, when my crush mentioned he was joining the mountain bike team.
I showed up to the first try-out with my rigid commuter bike. The coach had made a course that included going over a small log.
(Wiki:)The Republican-American is a privately owned multimedia news delivery organization with local coverage of 36 communities in New Haven and Litchfield counties.
... and:New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. New Haven is the principal municipality of Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.
New Haven was the first planned city in America.
Can Bird control misbehaving scooter riders?:Litchfield County is a county located in northwestern Connecticut in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 189,927. The county was named after Lichfield, in England. Litchfield County has the lowest population density of any county in Connecticut and is geographically the state's largest county.
In this continuing series, next week Can Automotive Manufacturers control misbehaving drivers?SAN FRANCISCO – Scooter rental start-up Bird wants customers to know its electric gadgets are not toys.
A new bike sharing company is eyeing an NYC jumpThe New York Post is an American daily newspaper that is primarily distributed in New York City and its surrounding area. It is the 13th-oldest newspaper in the United States, and it had the sixth-highest circulation in 2009.
Uber may have seen the future of New York transportation — but right now, it looks like a tiny, battery-powered bicycle startup.
The ride-sharing giant jolted tech investors last month when it ponied up nearly $200 million for Jump, a Brooklyn-based outfit that operates about 425 electric bikes in San Francisco and Washington, DC.
The deal will help Uber go beyond “just being about car sharing and car hailing to really helping the consumer get from A to B in the most affordable, most dependable, most convenient way,” Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said.
New law could mean e-bikes need insurance in Europe as they get classed as a motor vehicleWe're all about riding bikes in dirt, we don't mind whether they've got drop bars or risers and we want to get you riding too.
The European Commission has announced that e-bike riders without motor vehicles third-party liability insurance could be classes as riding illegally in the future. It looks like the decision is yet to become law but if it does, it would affect those riding pedal-assist e-bikes in Europe.
The Commission has decided that even low-powered e-bikes fall under the Motor Vehicle Insurance Directive. But our source (Bikebiz) states that it would be possible for individual EU states to make e-bikes exempt from the decision. The proposal is contained as an aside in a press release issued by the Commission regarding the Motor Vehicle Insurance Directive.
The European Commission claims that pedal-assisted cycles should already currently have full motor vehicle insurance, which reading between the lines, they appear to want in place to allow quick reimbursement of any person or property caused damage by an e-bike. Elsewhere the Commission's press release said that "The use of these new types of electric motor vehicles in traffic has the potential to cause accidents whose victims need to be protected and reimbursed swiftly."
The Irish Times is an Irish daily broadsheet newspaper launched on 29 March 1859. It employs 420 people.[/quote
... and:‘Bureaucracy gone mad’ - EU says electric bikes and golf buggies need car insuranceBrian John Hayes (born 23 August 1969) is an Irish politician who has served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland since 2014. He is a member of Fine Gael, part of the European People's Party. He previously served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 2011 to 2014, Leader of the Opposition in the Seanad and Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad from 2002 to 2007. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-West constituency from 1997 to 2002 and 2007 to 2014. He was a Senator from 1995 to 1997, upon being Nominated by the Taoiseach and from 2002 to 2007 for the Cultural and Educational Panel.
("Proposal comes as EU looks to strengthen rules to better protect victims"):
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/per ... -1.3511084
Includes:Brian Hayes MEP says the latest proposal is “ EU bureaucracy gone mad”.
“More and more electric bikes are on our streets in Ireland and across the EU. They offer an environmentally friendly alternative to using a car and are increasingly used by people as a means of transport to work,” he said, adding that the rise of electric bikes has been “a huge success story” and the Commission’s proposal would “bring that story to an end with this harsh proposal”.
... and:KMGH-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States.
Popularity of Lime scooters leading to some close calls on streets of DenverDenver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Combined statistical area 3,418,876 (US: 16th)
DENVER -- There have been some close calls on the streets of Denver, following the launch of the popular Lime scooters.
And there is confusion over where operators can ride.
One police officer told Denver7 that scooters, like bicycles, "are not allowed" on Denver sidewalks, unless the sidewalk is part of a designated bike route.
He said scooter operators should use bike lanes and bike paths.
But a public works spokeswoman said scooters "should not be on the streets unless they're crossing at an intersection."
(Wiki:)Hamburg News is a platform for daily business news from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
Nüwiel testing electricity-run bicycle trailer with IKEA:Hamburg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is the second-largest city of Germany as well as one of the country's 16 constituent states, with a population of roughly 1.8 million people. The city lies at the core of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region which spreads across four German federal states and is home to more than 5 million people.
... and Nüwiel has a vid on YT:ests of bicycle trailer and handcart underway in Hamburg-Altona
Tests of an electricity-run bicycle trailer designed by the Hamburg-based start-up Nüwiel are underway in Hamburg-Altona with IKEA until June 3, 2018. Last year, Nüwiel became the only German company to qualify for the three-month IKEA Bootcamp/ in Sweden. IKEA gave start-ups support, access to its facilities i.e. prototype shops and laboratories as well as expert knowledge and encouraged them to design new products for the company. Clients now have an opportunity to try out the trailers with or without bicycles as a motorised handcart has been made available for transporting goods.
Electric power for up to 150 kilograms so can support many North Americans...
... and:Isle of Man Newspapers publishes the Isle of Man's newspapers. They are the Isle of Man Examiner, the Isle of Man Courier and the Manx Independent. They are all weekly newspapers.
... AND:The Isle of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin [ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn]), also known simply as Mann (/mæn/; Manx: Mannin [ˈmanɪn]), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.
Fire drama at TT Paddock:The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is an annual ebike (and motorcycle) sport event run on the Isle of Man in May or June of most years since its inaugural race in 1907.
The Isle of Man TT has been traditionally run in a time-trial format on public roads closed for racing by the provisions of an Act of Tynwald (the parliament of the Isle of Man). The event consists of one week of practice sessions followed by one week of racing.
There was drama at the TT Padock this morning when a fire broke out in a van.
The van was well alight when firefighters arrived at the scene, as these photos by Ryan Farquhar show.
The contents of the van - an electric racing bike and associated battery equipment were badly damaged - and there was some damage to an adjoining tent.
No one was injured.
Cycle check: A short guide to different types of bikes:The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, previously titled the Fargo Forum, is a daily newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota. It is the flagship of Forum Communications. The Forum, as it is commonly known, is the primary daily paper for southeast North Dakota, and also much of northwest Minnesota. Its average daily circulation is about 47,100 on Sundays and 37,500 on weekdays.
Includes: Speciality bikesFARGO — Whether you were inspired by locals who participated in 30 Days of Biking or just finally gave up on patching your tire after the zillionth time of watching that YouTube tutorial, it's time for a new bike. But where to start?
Like the hybrid, speciality bikes are exactly what their name entails: bikes with specific features to increase relaxation and usability or address a limiting physical ailment.
Electric bikes, sometimes called "pedal-assist bikes," include a small motor to aid in long-distance rides or help those with a health condition that prevents extensive exercise.
... and:Rethymno is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece, the capital of Rethymno regional unit on the island of Crete, a former Latin Catholic bishopric as Retimo(–Ario) and former Latin titular see.
Explore Rethymno on e-bikes:Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete (Greek: Περιφέρεια Κρήτης), one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065.
London cyclists too white, male and middle class, says capital's cycling chief in vow to tackle diversity 'problem'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 last printed edition of The Independent was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only its digital editions.
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.
Includes:Too few women and people from ethnic minority groups cycle in London and more must be done to promote diversity among a largely white, male and middle class biking community, the city’s walking and cycling commissioner has said.
The mayor’s office has unveiled a number of projects it says will begin to address a lack of diversity, including cycle training courses, grants for community groups who do not typically cycle and promoting electric bikes, as well as expanded cycle routes. On Quietway 1, a new route linking Waterloo with Greenwich, the proportion of women has risen from 29 per cent to 35 per cent.
The Ultimate Commuter Electric Bike, of the (Near) Future:Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams, and launched in August 2012. It is owned by A Medium Corporation. The platform is an example of social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium, and is regularly regarded as a blog host.
After 600+ miles over six weeks of riding an electric bike (and not touching my car), I had some thoughts on the future of electric bikes.
Hmmm.....What does that mean for ebike sales?
It’s already happening with pushbikes, particularly in China where dockless bikeshare is ubiquitous — softening sales of entry-level ebikes. Why buy an ebike to tool around the city, and go through the hassle of maintenance and security, when you can spend less on a shared bike?
Ebikes for sale will become everything shared ebikes aren’t
Fatbikes and mountain bikes for recreational and off-road riding will become a bigger share of ebikes, but a new category will dominate, thanks to the addition of a motor and the riding it enables. I call it a roadster, as an homage to its habitat, the road, to its motor, and to motorcycles.
Bike to Work: Beijing's Bicycle-Only Highway to Begin Construction in September:The Beijinger is a free monthly listings and entertainment website and magazine produced by True Run Media in Beijing, China. It was launched in October 2001 as that's Beijing and began as a print magazine under the auspices of Mark Kitto, the then publisher of that's Shanghai, and a succession of local publishers and government sponsors, including the Yangzhou Cultural Bureau, China Newsweek and China Intercontinental Press (CIP).
Includes:No more crowded subways and congested roads! After a long time waiting, northern Beijing commuters will soon have a more convenient way to get to work in Zhongguancun as construction is set to begin on an exclusive bicycle highway this coming September.
Nothing like a communist regime to disenfranchise millions of its citizens...Just as its name implies, the bicycle highway is designed without any traffic lights whatsoever along the entire length of its 6.5-kilometer-long route. Additionally, the road is completely limited to just manual bicycle use only; electric bicyclists and pedestrians are expressly forbidden from the new road.
... and:The Sun Journal is a newspaper published in Lewiston, Maine, US, and covers the west of Maine.
Hundreds attend New Gloucester parade and ceremony:Lewiston; officially the City of Lewiston, Maine) is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County.
Gosh Daddy... Watts THAT???NEW GLOUCESTER — Undaunted by gray skies and cool weather, hundreds Monday lined the Memorial Day parade route from Memorial School to the Veterans Monument at Route 100 for a solemn ceremony of remembrance.
The parade brought Boy Scouts, politicians, political parties and political candidates together with a cheerleading group, pets, a tractor, a horse and rider and an electric bicycle.
Hong Kong van driver arrested for dangerous driving after cyclist dies in suspected hit-and-run crashThe South China Morning Post (also known as SCMP or The Post), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong English-language newspaper and Hong Kong's newspaper of record. The journal was founded by Australian-born revolutionary Tse Tsan-tai and British journalist Alfred Cunningham (formerly with China Mail, Hong Kong Daily Press and New York Sun) in 1903. The first edition of the paper was published on 6 November 1903. The journal's circulation has been relatively stable for years – the average daily circulation stands at 100,000.
Hong Kong police have arrested a 55-year-old man after a cyclist died in a suspected hit-and-run crash in Yuen Long on Monday night.
At about 9pm, the 48-year-old victim was riding an electric bicycle on the road near the entrance of Wing Ning Tsuen towards Tin Shui Wai when he was hit by a light goods van, police reports said.
Security camera footage obtained by police showed the vehicle hitting the man and driving over him before leaving the scene.
Includes:Red Bull’s Advanced Technologies has announced a collaboration with Swiss racing bike specialists BMC.
Details on the collaboration are kept vague, but it is understood that the performance division of Red Bull will grant BMC access to many of the race-refined technologies employed by the drinks giant’s motor sport division, as well as enable the brand to develop tech for everyday cycling’s advance.
So. NOT sure watt this mix could mean for ebikers? An ES Brand emixer watt pipes out pina coladas on hot daze at the beach?A statement simply says: “Red Bull Advanced Technologies will harness the latest developments in race-refined technology, coupled with intelligent Human Performance Analytics, with specific focus on developing integrated electronic technologies to enhance the cycling experience for every bicycle rider. Red Bull Advanced Technologies personnel will also work closely with BMC Switzerland bicycle engineers on future technical solutions.”