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Rappler is a news website based in the Philippines with a bureau in Jakarta, Indonesia. It started as a Facebook page named MovePH in August 2011 and later evolved into a full-blown website on January 1, 2012. along with web based text news content, it was also among the first news websites in the Philippines to extensively use online multimedia including video, pictures, text and audio. It also uses social media sites for news distribution.

According to its own website, the name Rappler is a portmanteau of the words "rap" (to discuss) and "ripple" (to make waves).
Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power
("Bicycle-mad Netherlands already counts more than 22 million cycles in a country of 17 million, and it also has tens of thousands of dedicated bicycle paths criss-crossing its flat polders and canals"):
https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/e ... edal-power

Hehe... "Bicycle-mad"...

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch employees using pedal power to get to work may soon be reimbursed for their efforts, as the Netherlands look at ways to fight ever-growing congestion on its busy roads and highways.

"Let's get out of our cars and onto our bikes," Dutch deputy infrastructure minister Stientje van Veldhoven said this week, as she announced new measures to push even more citizens from 4 wheels to two.

"I want to stimulate cycling with the aim of getting 200,000 extra people out of their cars to cycle 3 billion kilometers more on their bicycles," she said in a press release.

One innovative idea is to compensate employees for cycling to work, with Van Veldhoven proposing a reimbursement of $0.22 per kilometer cycled from home and back.
Ends:
More than half of people's daily trips in the Netherlands are less than 7.5 kilometers and more than half live less than 15 kilometers from work.

"With the development of the electric bicycle, this distance can easily be covered," the ministry added, saying that some 100 million euros have been budgeted to increase bicycle roads and bicycle parking space. – Rappler.com
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E-bikes to aid in rescues:
https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... in-rescues

Starts w/a vid on YT: COSAR shows off E-Bikes


... and:
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue is the first search and rescue group in Canada to add electric mountain bikes to their list of equipment.

The local search and rescue group recently purchased seven of the pedal-assist electric bikes to allow members quicker access to hard to reach areas.

While the bikes don't have a typical throttle like a dirtbike or motorbike, the pedal-assist function provides extra power while the bike is being pedalled.

Dan Schlosser, president of COSAR, said a member had a couple of their own similar bikes that they tried out on a few rescues last year, and they proved very useful.
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The Sun Journal is a newspaper published in Lewiston, Maine, US, and covers the west of Maine.

In addition to its main office in Lewiston, the paper maintains satellite news and sales bureaus in the Maine towns of Farmington, Norway and Rumford.

The Sun Journal's daily circulation is approximately 18,600.
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Lewiston; officially the City of Lewiston, Maine) is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. The city borders the coastal sideways of the Gulf of Maine and is south of Augusta, the state's capital and north of Portland, the cultural hub of Maine. It is one-half of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly referred to as "L.A." or "L-A."
Build Maine conference gets rolling:
http://www.sunjournal.com/build-maine-c ... s-rolling/

Starts:
Kate Webber of Museum L-A test rides an e-bike during the Build Maine lunch break in Lewiston on Friday. Rainbow Bicycle and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine offered test rides of electric assisted bicycles during the final day of the two-day conference. E-bikes are getting a lot of attention, especially with older riders, Rainbow Bicycle owner John Grenier said.
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Oh Boy! New "regulations"! :roll:

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The Cape Cod Times is a broadsheet daily newspaper serving Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States.
... and:
Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months.

As defined by the Cape Cod Commission's enabling legislation, Cape Cod is conterminous with Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It extends from Provincetown in the northeast to Woods Hole in the southwest, and is bordered by Plymouth to the northwest.
New regulations clamp down on e-bikes:
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/201806 ... on-e-bikes

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PROVINCETOWN — The Provincetown Select Board voted Monday night to set new motorized bicycle and scooter regulations that will force URB-Es, the two-wheeled motorized scooter-like vehicles rented by Coast Provincetown, to go with the flow of traffic on Commercial Street and keep them off the town-owned bike racks.

The move came following a traffic hearing at the board’s regular meeting, which was prompted by complaints in town about e-bikes.

The new regulations will largely affect Coast Provincetown’s URB-Es, which under the new language are considered scooters. At times throughout the hearing, people struggled with what to categorize the folding, battery-powered pedal-less vehicles that can clock speeds of up to 18 mph.

Through special regulations, regular bicycles are allowed to travel in both directions on Provincetown’s thoroughfare, and the pedal-assist e-bikes that shops like Provincetown Bike Rentals rent to customers will also be allowed to do the same.
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“I do believe there is a real distinction between a pedal-assist and this URB-E machine,” Select Board member Lise King said. She appreciated that Baker, a Provincetown resident, was showing an entrepreneurial spirit but felt that URB-Es didn’t fall under the bicycle definition. “In my opinion it fits more in line with a scooter.”
Oh oh... "In my opinion"... :lol:
Lise telecommutes as a media and public policy consultant, documentary filmmaker, and social impact producer. She works to create positive social and institutional change at the local, state and national levels in both the public and private sectors. Lise was recently appointed to the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission as alternate, and is working to address concerns about the Commission and the National Seashore at large. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011), where she then served as a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2011-14). She earned a BA in History at Mount Holyoke College (1986).
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... and ANOTHER win for Vintage Electric... :mrgreen:

‘Vintage Electric’ Makes Bike Commuting a Breeze
("The electric bicycle is gaining traction in the U.S. And after riding a Vintage Electric e-bike for the last month, I know why."):
https://gearjunkie.com/vintage-electric ... ike-review

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Five Billionth Pedego Boulder store plans grand opening June 22:
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., (BRAIN) — The newest Pedego Electric Bikes store will open in Boulder, Colorado, with a grand opening celebration planned for June 22. The new store is Pedego's 133rd location worldwide.

The store is owned by Kingsley and Anne Stoken. Kingsley is the former general manager of a Mercedes-Benz dealership, and Anne spent the past 20 years as a sales and marketing executive in the high-tech industry.
(NOT sure of exact quantities...sorry...)
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The Jakarta Post is a daily English language newspaper in Indonesia. The paper is owned by PT Bina Media Tenggara, and the head office is in the nation's capital, Jakarta.
Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018 ... power.html
Dutch employees using pedal power to get to work may soon be reimbursed for their efforts, as the Netherlands look at ways to fight ever-growing congestion on its busy roads and highways.

"Let's get out of our cars and onto our bikes," Dutch deputy infrastructure minister Stientje van Veldhoven said this week, as she announced new measures to push even more citizens from four wheels to two.

"I want to stimulate cycling with the aim of getting 200,000 extra people out of their cars to cycle three billion kilometers more on their bicycles," she said in a press release.

One innovative idea is to compensate employees for cycling to work, with Van Veldhoven proposing a reimbursement of 19 cents ($0.22) per kilometer cycled from home and back.
"With the development of the electric bicycle, this distance can easily be covered," the ministry added, saying that some 100 million euros have been budgeted to increase bicycle roads and bicycle parking space.
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Post by LockH » Jun 16 2018 2:01pm

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Europeforvisitors.com is a "Best of the Web" editorial site that reaches nearly 200,000 highly-educated, high-income readers per month.

We cater to independent leisure travelers and cruisers who are researching where to go, what to do, and how to spend their money in Europe.
Paris Bike-Sharing Programs
("The French capital offers a variety of traditional and dockless bike options, including some that you may already use."):
https://europeforvisitors.com/paris/art ... ograms.htm

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Paris has had an official bike-sharing program since 2007, when Vélib' (now Vélib' Métropole) was introduced. Today, there are a number of bike-sharing programs in the French capital, and you can find plenty of mechanical bicycles and electrically-assisted e-bikes for "hop on, drop off" use around the city.
Includes:
Vélib' Métropole
The original Paris bike-sharing program has some 15,000 green (mechanical) and blue (electric) bikes at more than 1,200 stations in all 22 arrondissements.
Hehe... While readers of ES Newz may have already seen "Vélibgate": :roll:
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When it comes to sustainability, we have history. We have momentum. And we have ambitions to accomplish much more. Here is The University of British Columbia’s sustainability story, so far.

Although our institutional history dates back some 100 years, our modern sustainability story begins in 1990 when The University of British Columbia signed the Talloires Declaration. In doing so our University, along with hundreds of other leading educational institutions who signed the Declaration, pledged to make sustainability the foundation for campus operations, research and teaching.
UBC Veemo pilot success:
https://sustain.ubc.ca/stories/ubc-veemo-pilot-success

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If you were on UBC’s Vancouver campus during the winter term, you might have noticed the Veemo velomobiles around campus. Vancouver-based company VeloMetro had five of these vehicles to pilot a sharing service for these electric-assisted bike-automobile hybrids: a global first. The pilot began in November and recently concluded on April 13.

The Veemo vehicles incorporate elements from both the car and the bicycle. They work similarly to a normal electric bicycle, as they are mostly human-powered but have an electric component to help get over hills or long distances. At the same time, they incorporate car-like functionality including storage, weather protection, and a navigation panel. Sustainable features of these vehicles include the rooftop solar panels that charge the vehicle’s battery.
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The Daily Times (Salisbury) is a morning daily English-language (broadsheet) publication based in Salisbury, Maryland, and primarily covers Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties, and regional coverage across the Delmarva Peninsula. The online news product is Delmarva Now.
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Salisbury is a city in and the county seat of Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, and the largest city in the state's Eastern Shore region. The population was 30,343 at the 2010 census. Salisbury is the principal city of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is the commercial hub of the Delmarva Peninsula, which was long devoted to agriculture and had a southern culture. It calls itself "The Comfortable Side of Coastal".
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Norman Webb, also known as Boardwalk Elvis, dies at 78:
https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/ ... 697827002/

Starts:
Norman Webb, the man best known for strolling the Ocean City Boardwalk with a boombox and belting out Elvis Presley songs, died Saturday morning, a family member confirmed.
Includes:
Webb was hit by a car on Route 589 in 2013 and the 73-year-old suffered some bruises and sore ribs. His electric bike didn't fare as well, so Beatty called local radio hosts at Ocean 98.1 for help.
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Norman Webb, better known as Boardwalk Elvis, wore a red jumpsuit during a visit to the Ocean 98 studio after the radio station raised money to replace Webb's electric bicycle in 2013.

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F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi S.p.A, commonly known as Bianchi ([ˈbjaŋki]) is the world's oldest bicycle manufacturing company still in existence, having pioneered the use of equal-sized wheels with pneumatic rubber tires. The company was founded in Italy in 1885...
... and on their Swiss site currently:
https://www.bianchi.com/ch/bikes/bikes_ ... ter=386151

... I count 22 flavours of electric bikes. :mrgreen:
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TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group. It contains nearly all of the content of the newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, as well as a substantial body of web-only work produced by its own staff, including a rolling news service. As of November 2014, it was the second most popular online newspaper in the UK with over 17 million readers per month; with over 21 million monthly readers, Mail Online was the most popular.
Technology Bicycle of the week
Emu: 'a good bike at a fair price' – ebike review
("A smoothly finished British-built electric bike at under a grand"):
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... er-a-grand

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From the number of bicycles you now see on the road, you’d think the cycle market was thriving. In fact, only one sector is growing – electric bikes. This is because people buying these bikes do not see themselves as cyclists but as commuters. They are often new to the joys of two-wheel travel and the addition of a labour-saving electric motor is just the push they need to try a bike.

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Keith Crain: Say goodbye to the Motor City:
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20 ... motor-city

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I am not sure whose idea it was, but all of a sudden, we are spending a heck of a lot of money to convert Detroit into a bicycle paradise.

Where there once were three lanes for motorized travel, now they have cut back to two by adding some poles and turned the third lane into a bicycle lane.

The city seems to be planning on a whole lot more bicycles than any of us have seen before, and they are converting our city streets into bicycle lanes all over the city.

Now there must be a master plan that none of us have seen and someone is planning to announce their intentions sometime soon so we all understand why they are discriminating against cars in favor of two-wheeled transport. And although I have not seen any motorcycles using these new lanes, I assume motorcycles are not allowed. I have no idea about motor scooters or motorized bicycles or even the newest electric variety of bicycles, which I am told have become the rage in certain parts of the country.
HAHA. "I have no idea... [about] motorized bicycles or even the newest electric variety of bicycle..."

For more than 30 years, Crain’s Detroit Business has been serving the blind and ignorant... :lol:
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Post by LockH » Jun 17 2018 6:44am

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minimal analog motion AM1 electric bike substitutes weight for power:
https://www.designboom.com/technology/a ... 6-17-2018/

Starts:
the analog motor ‘AM1’ might look and ride like a traditional bicycle, but really it is capable of double the performance in comparison. its ultra-lightweight, minimalist, aluminum framed design is enhanced with a detachable 24V battery that gives riders that extra push, whether they are commuting to work or leisurely cycling through the city.
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Hehe... "a 24V battery"... :mrgreen:

"Buy Now on kickstarter":
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/an ... n=0a74af53
CA$ 266,407 pledged of CA$ 43,851 goal
259 backers
19 days to go
Converted from £151,879 pledged of £25,000 goal
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The Telegram is one of only five locally owned newspapers in Texas with more than 10,000 circulation, and it has been owned and operated by the Mayborn family for more than 80 years.
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Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. As of 2016 the city has a population of 73,600 according to a US census estimate.

Located near the county seat of Belton, Temple lies in the region referred to as Central Texas and is a principal city in the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. The metro region has a population of 450,051. Located off Interstate 35, Temple is 65 miles (105 km) north of Austin and 34 miles (55 km) south of Waco.
Ready to roll: Salado shop features electric bicycles:
http://www.tdtnews.com/life/article_793 ... 9d0a6.html

Starts:
The owners of LoneStar eBikes love to promote two things: cycling and Salado.

Jay and Mary Ford believe in using their business to give back to the Salado community while helping customers discover the joy of riding an electric bicycle.

The business originally began in the couple’s garage in Temple while they were trying to make bicycles that were accessible to people with disabilities. They decided to open a shop where they could build and customize ebikes and eventually settled on a location at 560 N. Main St. in Salado.
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Post by LockH » Jun 17 2018 7:39am

Hehe... ESB "Search found 12 matches: Gtech". Again:

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The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-market tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London. It is the United Kingdom's second-biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun.
The Gtech ebike and how the battery and charger will work :
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/v ... -work.html

(Short 1:35 min. vid...) And notes "The Gtech ebike and how the battery and charger will work for up to 30 miles."

Impressive range for a battery charger! :lol:

Possible too, can be modified to use as a cordless vacuum cleaner...:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Gtechonline/videos
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WBRC, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 50), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
... and:
Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census. As of 2010, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047, approximately one-quarter of Alabama's population.
Electric scooter sharing service officially launches in Memphis:
http://www.wbrc.com/story/38437971/elec ... in-memphis

Starts:
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

People raced downtown Friday afternoon to try out Memphis' new motorized scooters.

Bird is an electronic scooter sharing company that launched last year in California. It officially arrived in Memphis this week--the Bluff City one of 15 cities in the U.S. to now have the e-scooter service.

Friday afternoon's safety seminar on Court Square featuring food trucks and free helmets, attracted young and old, even the police.

"Safety is important to us," said Matt Shaw, Bird's Director of Government Relations. "Safety is important to the city. We want anyone riding a scooter or a bike to have a helmet and be safe out there."
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GeekWire is an American technology news website that covers startups and established technology companies. The site launched in March 2011 and is based in Seattle. Alexa rank Decrease 8775 (Global, March 2015)
We tested out a JUMP e-bike as Uber plans Seattle launch of the dockless bike-share service:
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/tested-ju ... e-service/

Starts:
Uber is eagerly awaiting final bike-share regulations from the Seattle Department of Transporation so it can deploy JUMP — its competitor to Lime, Spin, and Ofo — in the city. In the meantime, I got to test out the one JUMP electric-assist bicycle currently in Seattle, the same bike spotted by a canny GeekWire reader on a ferry over the Puget Sound.
Ends:
Overall, my ride with JUMP was smooth, pleasant and similar to my experience on a Lime-E bike. Uber is anxious to launch JUMP in Seattle but can’t do so until SDOT formalizes bike-share regulations in the city. For a little over a year, SDOT has been running a pilot program with the three companies currently operating dockless bike-share services in Seattle streets. Additional companies have not been admitted into the pilot program.

SDOT is expected to unveil the long-term bike-share rules of the road sometime this summer. Once Uber has the green light, it will deploy JUMP bikes in Seattle.
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The Cambridge News (formerly the Cambridge Evening News) is a British daily newspaper published each weekday and on Saturdays. It is distributed from its Milton base. In the period December 2010-June 2011 it had an average daily circulation of 20,987, but by December 2016 this had fallen to around 13,000.
Electric bikes could spark a cycling revolution in Cambridge
("Robin Heydon advocates the benefits of pedal assisted electric cycles"): :mrgreen:
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/c ... n-14791335

Starts:
I sometimes look at government policies and wonder why they do such things.

Take for example the German federal government. They have the aspiration to have the vehicle fleet electrified.

They want to do this to reduce the dependency on oil imports, but also to clean up the air that their citizens breathe.

These are all laudable goals, and are similar to those of our own government.

According to the European Cyclists’ Federation, Germany spent €1.4 billion of public money on research and development for electric cars, and in 2016 announced another €1 billion of subsidies.
Includes:
Well, in Germany, in 2016, about 2.5 million electric vehicles were sold.
:shock:

... and:
The problem is that about 2.5 million of these vehicles, although being electric and zero emission and having little to no pollution at their point of use, received absolutely no subsidy at all. In fact, only 25,500 electric vehicles received a subsidy.

The reason is very simple. If you have a big heavy vehicle, like a car, then the government will give you money to buy one.

If however you buy a small light vehicle, like an electric bicycle, then the government will give you nothing.
:roll: :evil:

Article author Robin Heydon - Chair - Cambridge Cycling Campaign... :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Jun 17 2018 10:56pm

Where to buy an electric bike for REALLY CHEAP...

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Nine in 10 PMDs and e-bikes confiscated due to their size, weight or top speed:
http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID=19310

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Close to nine in 10 Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and power-assisted bicycles which have been seized by authorities, are due to their size, weight or speed.

Since the Active Mobility Act took effect on 1st May, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has confiscated 292 personal mobility devices including electric bicycles and electric scooters. Some 165 are PMDs, such as electric scooters, which did not meet the allowable PMD weight of 20kg, maximum width of 700mm or maximum speed of 25km/h. Another 93 electric bicycles were seized because they were heavier than 20kg and/or exceed the top speed of 25km/h, the speed at which motor power cuts off.

The LTA said that these devices will be scrapped at authorised scrapyards if their users caught using the non-compliant devices on public paths and roads. Besides having to give up their devices, offenders face fines of up to $5,000, or may be jailed for up to three months, or both.
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Post by LockH » Jun 17 2018 11:15pm

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The State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service)
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Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

As 15 May 2018, Queensland has a population of 5,000,000, concentrated along the coast and particularly in the state's South East. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city.
Have you seen these stolen bikes?:
https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/farnorth/20 ... len-bikes/

Starts:
Police are seeking public assistance to locate a number of bikes stolen in the Cairns area.

Bicycle owners should ensure identifying particulars of their bike are recorded and safely stored, either electronically or in hard copy.

Click here for a free bicycle ID card you can fill out with the details police will need should your bike be lost or stolen.

The below electric tandem bike was stolen from the front of a bike shop on The Esplanade on Friday, June 8.

It was reported to police that three women were involved in the theft of the bike.
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Stolen: black Gepida Rodanous tandem electric bike. QP1801047174

Oh yeah... I'm sure ebikes like the Gepida tandem bikes are "a dime a dozen" around the Cairns area. :roll:
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Post by LockH » Jun 18 2018 3:52am

ESB "Search found 1 match: Chilled Squirrel" (to get into the ebike rentals biz)... again:

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Gumtree is the #1 classifieds site in South Africa. Part of the eBay Classifieds Group, it has remained a top performer in the classifieds market worldwide and is within the Top 10 websites in South Africa. 'Put it on Gumtree,'​ has become a favourite South African saying. Since our launch in 2005...
Electric Bicycle Mechanics Training Course . Learn advanced E-bike conversion skills.:
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-courses-tra ... 0242303109

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... w/a link back to their pages on their website:
https://www.chilledsquirrel.com/ebike-training

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Post by LockH » Jun 18 2018 4:12am

Hehe... I see Trek bikes has entered the "Are They Legal?" Arena... :lol:

Understanding e-MTB regulations:
https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/fr_CA/emtb-regulations/

Starts:
Electric bicycle (e-bike) laws are subject to who owns the land you plan to ride on. Federal, state, local and private laws vary. Also, laws differ in each state, making it difficult to supply one simple answer as to where you can ride your electric mountain bike. Here’s some help in understanding the rules and regulations around electric mountain bikes.
:roll: Maybe they forgot to mention depending on hour of each day... day of each week... which side of the road... Got yer "Disability Sticker"?...

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divide and conquer
Also, divide and govern or rule . Win by getting one's opponents to fight among themselves. For example, Divide and conquer was once a very successful policy in sub-Saharan Africa. This expression is a translation of the Latin maxim, Divide et impera ("divide and rule"), and began to appear in English about 1600.
In other words perhaps... stay away from this tangled market `less yer careful. :lol:
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Post by LockH » Jun 18 2018 4:25am

Thank the Gawds for "Regulators" and "Politicians"!... Who give us our daily bread...

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Bay Area Bicycle Law is the only firm in Northern California to specialize exclusively in representing cyclists. Our attorneys have extensive experience working on bicycle crash cases. By devoting our careers to this niche, we can guarantee the superior service required to win your case.

Our senior attorney, Michael Stephenson, started Bay Area Bicycle Law after moving to San Francisco in 2010. With a passion for cycling and for representing those most vulnerable on the roads of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Stephenson realized that many cyclists were being represented by general practitioners with relatively little experience working on bicycle collision cases. Some of these attorneys failed to appreciate the nuances of how traffic laws apply to bicycles or how insurance coverage can most effectively be used to help cyclists injured in a bicycle accident.
Rules & Restrictions for Electric Bikes in California:
https://bayareabicyclelaw.com/safety-laws/e-bikes/

Includes:
What Paths Can You Ride Your E-Bikes On
...

... and:
How To Figure Out What E-Bike You’re Riding
... (In case yer legally blind... I guess...)
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Post by LockH » Jun 18 2018 5:16am

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Bikebiz.com has an average of 87,000 unique visitors and page views per month, as per Google Analytics audit. It is the dominant site for trade readers and those with a professional interest in the business.
Peugeot creates folding e-bike with integrated car attached:
https://www.bikebiz.com/products/peugeo ... ing-e-bike

(No word yet whether the bike and charger are sold separately... without all the extra trouble and expense of infrastructure (the large "car-like" object pictured...)

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