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"The City Paper reaches 10 years as Colombia’s English newspaper"
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Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santafé de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, although often thought of as part of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country.

Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca.
Bogotá gets e-Bike sharing venture with backing from electric utility CODENSA:
https://thecitypaperbogota.com/bogota/b ... sors/20475

Starts:
Bogotá has joined a growing number of “intelligent cities” with the launch Wednesday of the first electric bike sharing venture created by the city’s electric utility CODENSA, supermarket chain Carulla and Bicycle Capital. With corporate sponsor, Scotiabank Colpatria, the bright red bikes will be available to anyone with a cell phone as the BiciCo App (available on Android and iOS) requires a simple registration and a credit card.

The 50 electric bikes will be located in six strategic Carullas across the city and once the registration process is completed, by scanning a QR code on the bike, the battery lights up and riders are free to begin moving around the city on an environmentally friendly form of transportation. The service will be operational as of 6:00 am and all bikes must be returned to a Carulla by 8:00 pm, in order for CODENSA to power them overnight. The cost of using the bike depends on one’s time necessity, beginning with $2,800 pesos for a half-hour, $25,000 pesos for a day, as well as option to pre-pay for a month ($60,000 pesos) which entitles users four 30-minute rides every day.
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(Sure hope they have enough advertisers...)

Currently, 60,000 Colombian Peso equals about $20 USD...
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Newport council takes dim view of scooters but shies away from ban or new regulations:
http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilo ... story.html

Starts:
The Newport Beach City Council is skeptical of Bird and other popular rental services that provide dockless electric scooters and bicycles, but not enough to put them under a moratorium.

The council decided Tuesday night to take no action on banning or accommodating the devices, unless city staff proposes a permit. That would indicate a company is willing to work within Newport’s existing rules for business operations and try to keep the devices out of areas where motorized vehicles aren’t allowed, like boardwalks. Any permit would have to be approved by the Planning Commission.

Councilwoman Diane Dixon, whose district includes the congested ocean-facing Balboa Peninsula boardwalk, said she has an open mind but wanted a temporary ban.
Councilwoman Diane Dixon... (obviously not dead yet...)
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Post by LockH » Aug 15 2018 11:30pm

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The Argonaut, published in Southern California since 1971, is the best source of local information for the Westside of Los Angeles, including the communities of Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Westchester, Venice and Santa Monica.

Our newspaper serves the community with a circulation of 30,000, published every Thursday. Circulation is audited by the Circulation Verification Council (CVC).
Bye-Bye Birdies?
("Santa Monica might replace Bird and Lime with electric scooter fleets run by Lyft and Uber"):
https://argonautnews.com/bye-bye-birdies/

Starts:
Electric scooters will continue to zip along Santa Monica streets for the foreseeable future, but the companies that were first to launch the polarizing alternative transportation phenomenon here may be forced out of town as early as Sept. 16.

Under a pilot program to regulate electric scooters and electric bicycles that would sanction only two private fleet operators in each category, a committee of city staffers ranked proposals by potential operators based on various criteria that included specific operational plans for Santa Monica, public education and engagement strategies, legal compliance track record, and strategies to address safety and nuisance issues.

That committee ranked Bird — the local company that was first to market and first to clash with Santa Monica City Hall — near the bottom of the electric scooter list, with a particularly low score for compliance. Lime, a Northern California company that launched its fleet a few months later, ranked fourth out of 12 for both bikes and scooters.

The top two proposals for bikes and scooters came from: (1) the rideshare company Lyft, which in June integrated Big Blue Bus service into its rideshare app; and (2) JUMP, which created the bicycles utilized by the city-operated Breeze Bike Share program and was recently acquired by Uber.
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 3:49am

ESB "Search found 0 matches: Miralago"? Huh.

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Miralago Shifts Strategy to Become Technology Provider:
https://www.bike-eu.com/home/nieuws/201 ... r-10134357

Starts:
ÁGUEDA, Portugal – The bike-sharing project in the country’s capital Lisbon developed by Miralago created an important spin-off for the company. “For us the Lisbon project was an all-new experience and we entered partnership with companies like Vodafone, other mobility providers and toll collectors,” said Miralago CEO Jorge Santiago. “It made us decide to change the course of our company drastically.”
Goes on:
While two third of the Lisbon bike sharing system counts on e-bikes, more than 90 percent of all rides in Lisbon are made on electric bicycles. “Joining such a bike-sharing project means more than supplying the bicycles,” explains Jorge Santiago. “It includes a wide range of services and implementing innovative technologies, especially electronics. We decided to change our future strategy drastically. In the next five years we will be focused to transform Miralago/Orbita into a technology-based company. We need to do more than ‘bicycles’ and technology will be the base of our company.”
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Tariffs on E-Bikes from China Derailing U.S. Market:
https://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/ni ... t-10134363

Starts:
FORT MEYERS, USA – Recent imposition of tariffs on electric bikes and component parts from China, may have derailed the rapid growth of electric bicycles in the USA. These tariffs result in significant price increases in a market that has been accelerating. Retailers and distributors, when asked, state that they simply do not know what the impact will be. But they are worried that such big increases will stall or kill the e-bike market.
:evil:

Includes:
Sales increasing steadily

The USA has been about 10 years behind the EU in awareness and adoption of electric bikes. However, today, nearly every traditional bicycle brand offers an electric bike, along with many new brands focusing on electric bikes. Sales have increased steadily, while sales of conventional bicycles have decreased. As in the EU and Asia, the money-making part of the bicycle business is now the electric bicycle business.
:mrgreen:

... and:
Generally, the established bicycle brands are selling pedelecs, in the higher price ranges. The e-bike specialists usually offer both power-on-demand (POD), and pedelecs, with the POD bikes in the lower price ranges. Some e-bike specialists offer only POD bikes.
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 10:28am

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Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how ebikes and emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
Review: Tern Link A7
("If you’re on the fence about folding bikes, try this one."):
https://www.wired.com/review/review-tern-link-a7/

... Watt's not actually about an electric bike at all? ... but includes:
You can also pick from a variety of carrying cases and boxes if you want to fly with it to another city, rather than spending a fortune on Ubers or renting one of those horrible, terrible, no-good electric scooters.
... and fails to mention that Tern recently came out with a horrible, terrible, no-good electric version. :lol:
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 10:42am

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Rad Power Bikes plans price increase due to e-bike tariff:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industr ... 3WaAbona1g

Starts:
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct to consumer e-bike brand, says it will increase the price of its U.S. e-bike models by $200, and its commercial-grade e-trike model by $800. The price increases will take effect Sept. 23, the day a new 25 percent tariff on China-made e-bike goes into effect.

"The electric bike movement is skyrocketing in the U.S. and has the true potential to improve our country's environment and wellness," said Mike Radenbaugh, the co-founder and CEO of Rad Power Bikes. "We do not want to see the tariff slow down the momentum, so we're being very transparent about how the industry is being impacted."

Rad Power Bikes has nearly 75 employees, including 60 in Seattle. The company said it is able to absorb much of the price increase but is still forced to raise retail prices.
... and fails to mention folks from Seattle visiting their "Canadian cousins up north" for weekend vacations. :wink:
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 11:14am

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Will the Trump Tariffs Mean Price Hikes for E-Bikes?
("The bicycle industry is mobilizing for a 25 percent tariff on Chinese-made electric bikes and motors"):
https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2274649 ... s-e-bikes/

Starts:
President Trump’s trade war has hit the bicycle industry, and the growing e-bike market could be among its first casualties.

On August 23, the US government will begin collecting a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese-made goods. Some items, including GPS units for bikes, already had their tariffs go into effect in July. But a second round of tariffs, which targets both e-bikes and their electric motors (among many other items), has the entire industry mobilizing.
:evil:

Goes on:
After several false starts, the e-bike market exploded last year. Sales exceeded $77 million, nearly double those of 2016. It’s the fastest-growing corner of the bike industry, and many insiders feel Trump’s trade war could kill it in its relative infancy.
:evil:

Includes:
Out of so many products, why single out e-bikes? Emily Davis, a spokesperson for the US Trade Representative (USTR), didn’t give a specific answer, but said the list was compiled based on “extensive interagency analysis, a thorough examination of comments and testimony from interested parties, and whether an alternative country source is available.”

Matt Moore, chair of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association’s legal committee and general counsel at Quality Bicycle Products, said e-bikes are likely an unintended casualty of the trade war, falling into the electric motorcycle category. “E-bikes are a relatively small percentage of the products under that code,” he said.
Hehe... Perhaps price-wise... but unit sales? Feeling Trumped... [sigh]
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 11:38am

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Tout Terrain to begin dealer-direct sales in US:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industr ... 3WjGrona1g

Starts:
GUNDELFINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Tout Terrain, a maker of custom touring, bikepacking, city and e-bikes and single-wheel, suspended child and cargo trailers, is transitioning to a dealer-direct sales model in North America effective Sept. 1.

Previously, Tout Terrain products were distributed by Cyclemonkey and Peter White Cycles in the United States. All existing orders and orders placed with distributors before Sept. 1 will be fulfilled through existing channels. New and existing dealers will now work with Tout Terrain directly, communicating with international business manager Damian Bradley or one of the company's sales representatives.
Oooops. "Cutting out the Middle Man"?

Anyway... re Tout Terrain... :

I see their "latest catelogues":
https://www.en.tout-terrain.de/service/ ... downloads/

Include one for vintage/old-style/poop-mobile pedal-only bikes ... about fifteen...

... and one for electric bikes... with maybe seven styles so far. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 12:05pm

Hehe...

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Wiggle remains a separate brand and website from Chain Reaction Cycles, despite the two companies being integrated in terms of stock holding and finances. The combined Wiggle CRC group generates an annual revenue of over £400 million.
... and:
The Wiggle CRC Group now employs over 1,000 staff, across offices in Portsmouth and Belfast.
... and... Oh Look! They have a URL http://www.wiggle.co.uk/electric-bikes/!

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Hehe... Guess I'm missing something... or they are. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 12:15pm

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Unique Electric SKELETON Bicycle For Commuting:
http://www.beautifullife.info/automotiv ... commuting/

Hehe... URL under "automotive-design"... :roll:

Starts w/a pic:
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And:
Industrial designer from Taiwan GARY LIAO has created a “Skeleton”, a bicycle concept. Gary LIAO drew inspiration from the shape of human skeleton and its relationship with vital organs. The structure of the innovative bicycle design contains storage space allowing commuters to store objects and luggage elements such as briefcase and coffee mug. A built-in battery was added to the design, offering the convenience of additional propulsion during commuting. Read more at: http://www.beautifullife.info/automotiv ... commuting/
Amusing... maybe. :mrgreen:
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Santa Cruz County comprises the Santa Cruz–Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. The county is on the California Central Coast, south of the San Francisco Bay Area region. The county forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay, with Monterey County forming the southern coast.
JUMP on, ride off
("Santa Cruz’s bike share program is a hit"):
https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2018/08 ... -ride-off/

Starts:
Santa Cruz is truly a bicycle-friendly city — you can’t go more than a block or two without seeing someone pedaling along. And now there’s a new set of bikes in town, and they’re meant to be shared.

If you live there or have traveled through recently, no doubt you’ve seen the sturdy neon red bikes, outfitted with jaunty baskets in front, and down tubes emblazoned with the word JUMP. You may have asked yourself: What in the world is a JUMP Bike, and what are they doing there?

The JUMP Bike share program was introduced in late May, and by all accounts is already a roaring success. Santa Cruz transportation planner Claire Fliesler told me that when the bikes were first being rolled out, with an average of just 65 on the streets in June, each bike was being ridden 5.8 times a day — far exceeding trips in other JUMP Bike cities, which average more like one to two times per day.
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Elcykels, or e-bikes are quickly becoming the go-to green transportation in Sweden, thanks to the Swedish government’s efforts. In September 2017, the Swedish program was introduced, and in it consumers can get up to a whopping 25% discount on e-bikes to a maximum 10,000 SEK (€1000) ceiling.
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Pedego Electric Bikes Ranks 3125 on the 2018 Inc. 5000, Marking Its Fifth Consecutive Year on the Ranking:
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Hehe... Press Release from Pedego touting that they've made somebodys "Best Of List". :mrgreen:
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Yes, the Environmental Movement Sometimes Discriminates Against the Disabled
("But it can easily avoid doing so."):
https://studybreaks.com/thoughts/enviro ... -disabled/

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that environmentalism faces many enormous barriers, some of which are fundamental aspects of modern society, while some of which are entirely avoidable. Discrimination against the disabled community in environmental motions most definitely falls into the latter category.

Recent environmental progress, such as plastic straw prohibitions, the shaming of ultra-packaged food and strict electric bike bans, has provoked substantial backlash from individuals with various disabilities, and rightfully so.
Includes:
Electric bike bans

It’s an ongoing debate: Are people who “need” electric bikes just lazy?

Maybe some are, though many definitely aren’t. Couldn’t you say the same about anyone who just “needs” a ride? A car? A cup of coffee? People use the word “need” a lot, and sometimes it means an urgent requirement and other times just a mild desire for something.

The e-bike argument constitutes many misconceptions and uninformed judgements about other people. Whatever the percentage of lazy people, the bottom line is clear: there are some individuals with disabilities for which electric bikes make it possible to go places and experience things they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

The Horizon, for example, is a type of electric bike that is a good fit for people with multiple sclerosis, ALS, paraplegia and quadriplegia, among other conditions.
And:
However, bans on electric bikes definitely have merit. They can be speedy, dangerous and misused, especially when mingling with pedestrians and ordinary bicycles.
"They can be speedy, dangerous and misused"... So, like automobiles, SUVs, Minivans, etc but not as likely to squish others? To injure and kill animals (some human) while doing lots of property damages, and many still exhausting poisonous "greenhouse" gases?

Gee... Maybe they're on to something? :lol:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 8:20pm

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Spin cities: Bike- and scooter-sharing startups move forward in fits and starts
("Here's everything you need to know about the two-wheeled trend."):
https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news ... -move.html

Starts:
Just like taking an Uber or Lyft has become its own mode of transportation, scooters and shared bikes could soon transform the way commuters and residents move around cities. These so-called “micro-mobility” startups are raising money faster than ride-hailing companies ever did.
Ebikes are now a "trend". :mrgreen:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 8:36pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 9 matches: Spokane" (in this thread). Things are "heating up". :)

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The Spokesman-Review is a daily broadsheet newspaper in the northwest United States, based in Spokane, Washington, that city's only daily publication. It has the third highest readership among daily newspapers in the state, with most of its readership base in eastern Washington.
... and:
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. It is located on the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canada–US border, 18 miles (30 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 228 miles (367 km) east of Seattle along Interstate 90.

Known as the birthplace of Father's Day, Spokane's official nickname is the "Lilac City". A pink, double flower lilac variety known as 'Syringa Spokane' is named for the city. It is the seat of Spokane County and the economic and cultural center of the Spokane Metropolitan Area, the Spokane–Coeur d'Alene combined statistical area, and the Inland Northwest. The city, along with the whole Inland Northwest, is served by Spokane International Airport, 5 miles (8 km) west of downtown Spokane. According to the 2010 Census, Spokane had a population of 208,916, making it the second-largest city in Washington, and the 101st-largest city in the United States.
(Sounds lovely for folks smuggling in ebikes from Canada!)

Start date set for Lime bikeshare program in Spokane:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/a ... -in-spoka/

Starts:
If you see 200 lime green bikes and 100 similarly hued scooters suddenly appear on the streets of downtown Spokane, don’t be alarmed. It’s just a sign that 21st century bikesharing has arrived in the Lilac City.

Lime electric bikes and scooters will be available in Spokane on Sept. 4, the beginning of a two-month trial for a high-tech bikeshare program.

The pilot project will be done exclusively with Lime, a Silicon Valley-based bicycle and scooter sharing company.
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 8:48pm

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Bicycling is the world's leading cycling magazine and connects with millions of active, affluent professionals for whom cycling is the centerpiece of a vibrant, experiential lifestyle.
:roll:

12 City and Commuter Bikes for a Better Two-Wheeled Life
("Whether you’re on a small-town roll or a big-city commute, the right bike for you is on this list"):
https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a2 ... uter-bike/

Lessee... Yah gots yer Tern GSD S10 Folding Electric Bikes... Actually... the word is only mentioned once in the article...

DOES say though: "You may even consider going electric." Golly!
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 16 2018 8:58pm

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The BIXIs Are Coming to Saint-Laurent!:
https://markets.businessinsider.com/new ... 1027465389
(Always check the "fine print"->) PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire

Starts:
SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - For over 10 years, Saint-Laurent, in collaboration with Mobilité alternative (MOBA, the Transport division of Développement économique Saint-Laurent- DESTL), has introduced a series of measures within a strategy to promote alternative, active, sustainable transportation. This strategy is producing results with the upcoming opening of self-service bicycle stations in the Borough, within a positive context from now on. All this is part of the BIXI network expansion planned for 2019 by Ville de Montréal in 5 more boroughs, including Saint-Laurent. Working in close cooperation with BIXI Montréal, the Borough has opted for 7-speed bicycles, unlike the traditional BIXIs, which have only 3.
Includes:
In addition, safety has been increased at the crossings over Sainte-Croix and Montpellier overpasses and since 2017, a poster campaign also been encouraging motorists to maintain a safety distance from cyclists. And lastly, Saint-Laurent is taking part, at the present time, in the electric BIXI pilot project, from August 15 to November 15, 2018, with a view to a possible larger-scale roll-out of these bicycles.
The 21st-Century... Century of the "pilot projects"! :roll:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 17 2018 12:14am

Seen in a "competing" forum (not really... hehe)

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Juiced Announces Tarriff Pricing; Splits RCS Into Two Models; Opens Pre-Orders To Avoid Tarriffs:
https://electricbikereview.com/forum/th ... ffs.24837/

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Note "pre-tariff" and "post-tariff" prices. [Sigh]
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 17 2018 5:08am

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Four wheels good, two wheels better: :mrgreen:
https://moneyweek.com/493454/four-wheel ... ls-better/

Starts:
British riders are dominating the Tour de France again. Could the publicity, along with advances in electric bikes, encourage us to swap four wheels for two? Frédéric Guirinec looks at the best ways to invest.
Includes:
Expanding and upgrading

Cycling is a sector overlooked by many investors – perhaps that’s because, unless you’re a cyclist yourself, bikes can seem old-fashioned, or commoditised, or incapable of real innovation (compared with, say, an electric car). Yet it’s a sizeable business: the global cycling industry had a turnover of $55bn in 2017, according to Persistence Market Research. That’s expected to rise to around $80bn globally in 2026, powered by a combination of market expansion (eg, rising demand in emerging markets, notably Asia) and technological evolution.
... and:
Disc brakes are slowly replacing traditional lever brakes – they made an appearance in the Tour de France for the first time this year after the Union Cycliste Internationale, the governing body for the sport, changed the regulations to permit them. Gears can be shifted electronically at the push of a button – and an electric motor can give you a push as well if you need (licitly or illicitly – there have been cases of professional cyclists caught with electric motors hidden inside their bikes during competitions).
:lol:

... AND:
Official statistics tentatively point to rising cycle use in the UK: 3.5 billion miles cycled in 2016, 23% above 2006, according to the Department of Transport (with the figure in London doubling). Improvements in electronic-assisted bikes (e-bikes) will surely help attract users who were previously put off by not wanting to arrive at the office looking as if they’d done an especially gruelling hike in the mountains. Hence sales of e-bike are increasing by 20% a year and now represent 10% of bicycles sold in Europe.
:mrgreen:

AND:
Made in Asia, finished in Europe

On the supply side, the global heart of bicycle production is Asia – specifically China (for mass production) and Taiwan (where the higher-end frames are made). Final assembly may still take place elsewhere: two thirds of bicycles sold in Europe, or 12 million per year, are officially produced on the continent (of which a fifth are made in Italy, 15% each in Germany and Portugal and 10% in Poland).
:shock: 8)

Goes on and on... GREAT ARTICLE Frederic!

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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 17 2018 6:48am

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The Portland Tribune is a free newspaper published twice weekly, each Tuesday and Thursday, in Portland, Oregon, United States.
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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 647,805 in 2017, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 2,424,955 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 18th with a population of 3,160,488. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.
(Super-handy for ebike smuggling from Canada, eh?)

Next city challenge to boost bicycling: better parking:
https://portlandtribune.com/sl/403589-3 ... r-parking-

Starts:
Proposed new standards would require accessible, safe, well-lit and dry facilities in new developments.
Ends:
Nearly 3,000 bikes are reported stolen to the police each year, and that vastly understates the theft problem, since most people don't report to the police knowing little will come of it.

City planners are including provisions to accommodate bikes of different sizes and charging facilities for electric bikes.

To learn more about the project and how to provide feedback: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/70439

Comments are due by Oct. 1.

The proposal will go to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in November, followed by a likely City Council hearing and vote in spring of 2019.
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Were I "King of Portland"... NOT "charging facilities for electric bikes"... but instead, battery swap stations around town. Got a tired battery? Plug it in, gets you a freshie, fully charged. Instead of "plugging in", a "full recharge" takes about one minute. :mrgreen: Anybuddy here from PDX?
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 17 2018 7:27am

Dear Portland:

Read with interest the Discussion Draft.

Kudos to Portland re:
Provide a few electrical outlets in a bicycle parking room for charging e-bikes.

Suggestion please?

I first got interested in electric traction almost twenty years ago, especially bicycles with batteries.

And the quickest way to "recharge" my batteries used to take about one minute?

I did this (many times, for years) just by SWAPPING BATTERIES. (A "tired battery" for a "freshie"/fully recharged battery.)

And these days one common form of lithium-flavor battery is a "bottle" shape that is a quick drop in/snap in/out style that plugs into a cage on the bicycle with battery contacts.

So. Were I "King of Portland"... your "electrical outlets" would look like old mailboxes, offering a "empty and full" battery-swap setup? Exchange one "tired" battery for a "new" one?

Good luck with your "Bicycle Parking Code Update Project"! Use of bikes with assist is already exploding (amusing term) in Europe and in Asia.

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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 17 2018 12:32pm

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Autoblob is an American internet-based ebike (and automotive) news and ebike (and car) shopping website owned and operated by Oath Inc. With 9.2 million visitors to the Autoblob website each month, we are one of the top-tier destinations for industry news, ebike (and car) reviews, and ebike shopping tools.
Mylo Electric Scooter First Ride Review | The future is unfolding
("Could this three-wheeler be your last-mile solution?"):
https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/17/myl ... de-review/

Starts:
SEATTLE — "You look like a circus bear." That's the kind of snarky assessment only one's own teenager can deliver, but it summed up my last time on an electric "mobility device," commuting to work on Autoblog's Urb-E scooter: Big guy, tiny vehicle, cue the circus music. Now, after loading a more-substantial Mylo electric scooter into my car for a week of testing, I've gotten stuck in traffic on the surface streets of Seattle, where things are backed up on a sunny summer Saturday because, hey, why should Saturday be different than every other day? Going nowhere fast, it's hard to resist the urge to unfold the Mylo, abandon the car where it sits, and make my escape from the circus we call modern life.
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Unfortunately, on the Autoblob scale of Ease of Pedaling, got a ZERO. So sad. :cry:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Aug 17 2018 1:30pm

Hehe... CERO has popped on the sphere before... about 40 times... like:

CERO – E-Cargo Bikes
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=92095... Anyway... again:

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The Coolector is a men’s lifestyle magazine which aims to cover the very latest in ebikes and design, lifestyle, fashion and other manly interests in a way that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Men invariably have a lot of interests but we’re all attracted to stuff that is patently cool and that’s all you will find here at The Coolector.

We will curate the latest and greatest products and happenings that will likely pique the curiosity of those who find gentlemanly goods essential viewing.
CERO One Electric Cargo Bike:
https://www.thecoolector.com/cero-electric-cargo-bike/

Starts:
Electric bikes are becoming all the rage nowadays but if you want one that offers more than just a means of getting from A to B and can actually help you in the porting wares about then this CERO One Electric Cargo Bike is the ideal choice for you. Billed as the ultimate compact electric cargo bike, the CERO One has an abundance of functional features that really help to set it apart from the other machines on the market.
... watt ElectricBikeReview.com reviewed on YT over a year ago...
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