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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 10:08am

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Mobility Lab is a research center and news source for transportation behavior and policy.

Mobility Lab is funded by Arlington County (Virginia) Commuter Services, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

One of Mobility Lab’s primary roles is to measure the impacts of “transportation demand management” services in Arlington County, Virginia – frequently cited as a national leader for public transportation. Third-party research shows that Arlington’s TDM work has been very successful, even though TDM investment pales in comparison to the dollars required to build roadways. TDM outreach work throughout the county helps shift 41,000 car trips each work day from solo-driven cars to some other forms of transportation. That’s roughly the equivalent of the number of vehicles on six lanes of I-66 and I-95 during the three-hour morning rush hour. Thus TDM cost-effectively supports the investment the county has made in its land-use plan and transportation infrastructure, resulting in better use of Arlington’s transportation system.
Electric bikes could be the way to increase bike commuting:
https://mobilitylab.org/2018/10/01/elec ... commuting/

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It’s too early to tell if electric bicycles hold the secret to grand pronouncements such as “the future of transportation.” But there’s definitely something interesting happening.

Anecdotally, I researched e-bikes for years before I felt comfortable enough to buy one as a way to improve my mobility options in a ridiculously congested place like the Washington, DC region. There weren’t enough retailers who could also repair the bike as needed, something that is more complicated than with traditional bicycles. The battery technology
wasn’t good enough to carry an adequate charge to get back-and-forth across the city. The first e-bike I bought ended up being too difficult to get repaired and I returned it, thankfully (after lots of headaches), for a full refund from the German company, with a California wholesaler and a DC retailer.

But earlier this year I tried again. After test riding many e-bikes and researching online (and, despite the excellent Electric Bike Reviews site, with so many manufacturers and models, it’s still an intimidating decision), I purchased an excellent Magnum Metro from Hybrid Pedals in Arlington, Va.
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 11:40am

Hehe... and ANOTHER win for the folks at Vanmoof...

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We take a spin on the new $3,400 Vanmoof bike coming to Valencia Street:
https://missionlocal.org/2018/10/we-tak ... ia-street/

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Valencia Street, which has long featured twee knit cozies over the bike racks will now feature a shop hawking $3,400 bikes to park on them.

Dutch company Vanmoof wants to capitalize on this city’s bicycle culture by opening its first West Coast outlet pedaling its high-tech bikes.

Vanmoof offers two types of bicycles: regular and extra-strength, so to speak. The Smart S and the Smart X models are pedal powered — but with built-in features that you can control with a smartphone. Users can immobilize their bike’s wheels via an app, set burglar alarms, and even track it over GPS. The company has so much faith in its GPS technology that it promises to give you a new bike if your stolen one can’t be located within weeks.

But their battery-powered S2 and X2 models offer all of those smart goodies and more:
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 12:47pm

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The London Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London. It is owned by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev. It is the dominant local/regional evening paper for London and the surrounding area, with coverage of national and international news and City of London finance. Its current editor is former UK Conservative Member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. In October 2009, the paper ended a 180-year history of paid circulation and became a free newspaper, doubling its circulation as part of a change in its business plan.
... and BTW...
BORN Awards 2018

The BORN Awards, founded by Jean-Christophe Chopin eight years ago, celebrate creativity in design lifestyle combining desirability, functionality and integrity. This year, the jury celebrated 7,000 candidates, 192 nominees with products that demonstrated unrivalled, peerless design. The forty-two winners from each of the six regions will now compete in the Global Final. The six winners will be announced on October 4th at the Design Museum in London.
The UK’s Will Butler-Adams and Michael Anastassiades triumph at the Global BORN Awards
("Brompton electric bikes and Flos lighting arrangements were amongst this year’s victorious designs"):
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/de ... 54886.html

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The champagne was flowing last night as winners of the eighth annual Land Rover Global BORN Awards were announced in a sensational soiree at the Design Museum in Kensington.

Seven outstanding designs were selected from the fields of tech, fashion, interiors, architecture, sport and mobility, with Will Butler-Adams' Brompton electric bicycle and Michael Anastassiades’ Flos lighting arrangement amongst them.

The winning products were chosen from 7,000 entries, submitted from six regions around the world – the UK, the US, Spain, France, Italy and the Rest of the World – centred on this year's theme: 'Peerless'.

Earlier this year, BORN had hosted awards in each of the regions to select regional champions for each category. At last night's grand finale, these champions went head to head against each other to complete for the global title in each field.
Mobility: Will Butler-Adams for Brompton Electric bike (UK)
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 1:08pm

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Tucked into the central Puget Sound, a half-hour by ferry from downtown Seattle...
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In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine named Bainbridge Island the second-best place to live in the United States.
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Kitsap County is located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 251,133. Its county seat is Port Orchard, and its largest city is Bremerton. The county was formed out of King County, Washington, and Jefferson County, Washington, on January 16, 1857 and is named for Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish Tribe. Originally named Slaughter County, it was soon renamed.

Kitsap County comprises the Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA Combined Statistical Area.

The United States Navy is the largest employer in the county, with installations at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and Naval Base Kitsap (which comprises former NSB Bangor, and NS Bremerton).

Kitsap County is connected to the eastern shore of Puget Sound by Washington State Ferries routes, including the Seattle-Bremerton Ferry, Southworth to West Seattle via Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island to Downtown Seattle, and from Kingston to Edmonds, Washington.
Open Streets Festival celebrates biking culture, alters island traffic:
http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/op ... d-traffic/

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Major traffic revisions will be in place in the Winslow area Saturday, Oct. 6 during the Open Streets Festival, the local iteration of a free nationwide event designed to encourage communities to explore safe pedestrian infrastructure options and discuss bike lanes, trails and paths.

The traffic revisions, which include reducing several downtown streets to one-way traffic only, are expected to last most of the day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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• A Bicycle Petting Zoo at Waterfront Park, which is designed to reintroduce people to cycling. On display will be a variety of cargo and electric bikes for you to take a spin on, as well as kittens and puppies to pet...
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 3:25pm

Amusing... ESB "Search found 23 matches: Ford GoBike"... but "Search found 0 matches: Ford GoBike Plus"? Like, the Ford Gobike bikeshare now has an electric GoBike... Think, like the Ford Stink ebike, just better (hopefully...)

Say hello to the Ford GoBike Plus:
https://www.fordgobike.com/plus

Seen in a list of transit ...
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Commuting in the Bay
https://www.globalfleet.com/en/mobilite ... muting-bay

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In San Francisco, the origin of many start-ups, and with Silicon Valley in its backyard, commuting goes way beyond driving a car. An overview of 10 ways to commute in the Bay Area.

An array of little commuting devices are perfectly suited for the last mile coverage or to connect one means of transportation with the other. Moreover, these devices are easy to stow at the office, at home, or when hopping at another means of transportation. Nevertheless, some electric devices are not allowed on airplanes, due to the battery.
1. Skateboard
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5. Bikes

Considering a scooter as too little? The variety of shared bikes in San Francisco meets everyone’s needs as well. There are the dockless electric bikes of JUMP, and the docked bike stations of Ford GoBike, offering both electric and non-electric bikes. Feel free to choose!
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Ford marketing... amusing...:
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 4:22pm

Hehe... In this thread, ES Newz reports "Search found 17 matches: new orleans"... UPDATE!

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The paper and the NOLA.com website form the NOLA Media Group division of Advance Publications.

The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2006 for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Four of The Times-Picayune’s staff reporters also received Pulitzers for breaking-news reporting for their coverage of the storm. The paper funds the Edgar A. Poe Award for journalistic excellence, which is presented annually by the White House Correspondents' Association.
No electric scooter share program in New Orleans for now:
https://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf ... leans.html

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New Orleans officials are pumping the brakes on a pilot program for electric scooter rentals amid safety and enforcement concerns, according to a news release Friday (Oct. 5) from the mayor and New Orleans City Council.

Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who chairs the City Council's Transportation Committee, has been leading efforts in recent months to regulate scooter rentals ahead of launching a six-month pilot aimed at testing the viability of scooter-share services, similar to the Blue Bikes bicycle-share program created last year.

At public meetings, Palmer has said she wants the city to get out in front of rules for electric scooters, citing issues with safety and congestion brought by shared scooters in other cities across the country.
Fears and ignorance rules in Nola! ... and possibly concerns about poorly designed scooters with "too small" tires... :wink:
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 6:05pm

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The community is a “Content Engine”, a “Data Community” – a new approach to journalism. A new paradigm that is about connecting research, knowledge, and people that create an efficient production and collaboration process thus igniting action, invention, and innovation.
Better, faster, lighter e-bikes set to race through the U.S. market:
https://siliconangle.com/2018/10/04/bet ... interbike/

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The new breed of e-bikes with lightweight lithium-ion batteries and speeds up to 28 miles per hour are eliciting different questions from consumers, startups and cities: Are they all-around better than regular bikes? Are they fit for both commuting and sports biking? Will they replace cars?

Lighter, cleaner batteries are spurring the uptick in e-biking in the U.S. as well as Europe, where it’s already huge, according to Karen Wiener (pictured), co-founder of The New Wheel Inc.
May really appeal to the "clueless" watt buy "store bought" versus watt LFP, Lord Justin el al are "up to".. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Oct 05 2018 11:21pm

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Opinion// In Israel, Little Problems Kill
("There's the occupation and there are the corruption probes into Netanyahu. But the electric bicycles that fill the streets have proved to be just as thorny an issue"):
https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premiu ... -1.6531725

Hehe... Turning out to be my fav news source from Israel.

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Post by markz » Oct 05 2018 11:24pm

LockH wrote:
Oct 05 2018 11:21pm
Hehe... Turning out to be my fav news source from Israel.
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HEHE
The best way to solve a problem is to silence anyone bothered by it. When there’s no one to complain, there are no complaints. A car owner in a major city has his fill of complaints. There are traffic jams,...
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Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 12:38am

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... and:
Boston is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in the New England region. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.
Little vehicles, big decisions:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/ ... story.html

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In the late 1800s, American cities were deluged by a new form of transportation: the bicycle. Suddenly young people on two wheels were zipping up and down urban thoroughfares where pedestrians, horse-drawn carriages and trolleys had once negotiated a working coexistence. Not everyone was thrilled with this development. Many blamed speeding cyclists — known as “scorchers” — for frightening animals and imperiling people on foot, and police departments organized special squads to chase them down.
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More than a century later, that confusion is echoed by the uncertainty surrounding another new mode of transportation: the stand-up electric scooter.
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Part of the problem is that existing law never anticipated e-scooters, says Jesse Halfon, a Michigan attorney specializing in automotive and mobility law. Established bicycle law doesn’t apply, he says, since unlike a traditional bike, e-scooters are motorized. But that doesn’t make e-scooters mopeds — even though a Massachusetts law requiring those mini-motorcycles to have brake lights and turn signals has caused consternation for scooter start-ups.
... "a Michigan attorney specializing in automotive and mobility law"...

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Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 12:51am

WHO is his Press Agent??? :lol:

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It is located in Division No. 11 and is also part of the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area. More than half of the population lives in Sherwood Park, a large community east of Edmonton that has opted to retain hamlet status.
‘Hurricane’ Halmo on world-record setting trek
("59-year-old Vancouver cyclist passes through Sherwood Park as part of cross-country attempt to regain his 2012 record"):
https://www.sherwoodparknews.com/news/l ... tting-trek

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He rode through town like a hurricane.
Sherwood Park became a small part of world-record history on Oct. 2, as Danny ‘Hurricane’ Halmo ripped through town on his cross-Canada tour on an electric bicycle.
Halmo, 59, is taking aim at the record for the longest trip on an electric bike — while also trying to do it in record time — as he looks to reclaim the title he last held in 2012.
“I am the top Guinness record starter in the world,” he said, noting he has broken two other records on stand-up Segways instead of bicycles, although neither have been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records just yet.
“I do this every year — except last year when my gall bladder tried to kill me three times, and I ripped it out and threw it in the dumpster.”
Repetition much Danny? :lol:
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Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 12:59am

"Ebike World" starting to get cluttered with "Super Heros"...
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("Urban Grrrl" cute... but no cigar...)
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The South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, the SCMP’s headquarters are in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. Our teams span Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. We are committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards.

Our vision is to "Elevate Thought" and our mission is to "Lead the global conversation about ebikes and China".
How an electric bike can improve your fitness, and four of the best places to ride one
("The combination of ease and fun is making the popularity of e-bikes soar. Mountain biking purists may call it cheating, but you’ll reach places you wouldn’t otherwise get to"):
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-l ... -four-best

Hehe... Might appeal to EVerybuddy not interested in 21st-century urban commuting!

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El Dorado County, officially the County of El Dorado, is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 181,058.[3] The county seat is Placerville.[5]

El Dorado County is part of the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located entirely in the Sierra Nevada, from the historic Gold Country in the western foothills to the High Sierra in the east.

El Dorado County's population has grown as Greater Sacramento has expanded into the region. In the county's Lake Tahoe area, environmental awareness and environmental protection initiatives have grown along with the population since the 1960 Winter Olympics, hosted at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in neighboring Placer County.
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Prospecting
Folsom History Museum brews up some bike culture
https://www.mtdemocrat.com/prospecting/ ... e-culture/

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... the first electric powerhouse west of the Mississippi, and more…this little set of buildings on Folsom’s Sutter Street packs it in.
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Post by Bigwheel » Oct 06 2018 9:06am

Although I try to keep up here this may or may not have been featured:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ictim.html

It seems that now the media is playing the fear card in order to better align with the politicians who are holding all the cards.

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Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 9:23am

^^ Hehe... Thank you Sir. Seen in this thread "back on" September 15th:

The new silent killer in our streets: Electric bikes may be green and trendy, but last week they claimed their first British victim and experts fear there will be many more:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57933&p=1411553#p1411553

Gotta agree though... the news reports about electric bikes is about flooding in these days... :D
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The Cambridge Independent is a newspaper and website published by Iliffe Media Ltd.

Our aim is to offer a high quality, trustworthy, useful and entertaining service to the community of Cambridge and its surrounding region.
(Wiki:)
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, its population was 123,867 including 24,506 students. Cambridge became an important trading centre during the Roman and Viking ages, and there is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area as early as the Bronze Age. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although modern city status was not officially conferred until 1951.

Cambridge is home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209.
It’s electrifying: Deliveroo’s Shady gets up to speed:
http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/i ... -1-5726246

Starts:
Cambridge’s top Deliveroo rider took delivery of his upgraded new electric bike last week.

Shady Elsayed’s Riese & Muller bicycle already had one motor – but he required another one to pull the heavy loads he carries for the delivery firm. The adaptation was carried out by Cambridge Electric Bikes in the Newmarket Road.

“We can electrify any bike,” said Cambridge Electric Bikes’ mechanic Luke Chapman of the service. “Conversions start at around £800 and go up to £2,000. It cost around £1,400 to add a second motor for Shady’s bike. The parts all came from a kit specialist.”
Electric Assist! Helping to generate more waste packaging in your neighbourhood faster! :evil:
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azcentral.com is the Valley’s #1 site. The top local source for news and information, azcentral.com's experts deliver topics and insights residents care about like nobody else can. From breaking news, investigative journalism and community stories, to things to do, ebikes, sports, politics and more, azcentral.com is where Arizona heads to stay connected.
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The Arizona Republic is an American daily newspaper published in Phoenix. Circulated throughout Arizona, it is the state's largest newspaper. Circulation 321,600 weekdays, 347,134 Saturdays
... and:
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,626,078 people (as of 2017), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 12th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.73 million people as of 2017. In addition, Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County, and at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km2), it is the largest city in the state, more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.
(And a favorite city name for Phoenix Ebike Promotions...) :lol:

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Tempe is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2017 population of 185,038. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe is also the location of the main campus of Arizona State University.
As number of Tempe shared scooters, bicycles grows, new rules may be on the way:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/lo ... 373112002/

Starts:
The multiplying number of rental bicycles and electric scooters zipping through Tempe may soon face regulations.

Tempe leaders initially took a hands-off approach as they studied how to respond to the growing trend. The college town has attracted at least three dockless bicycle companies, LimeBike, Ofo and Spin, and three shared electric scooter companies, Bird, Lime and Razor.

Possible new rules

A city work group has now drawn up possible regulations, such as:
(Still no word re neck brace collars or codpieces...)

ohoh... a "city work group"... so the uninformed might advise the ignorant. Wanna bet cut/paste "rules" from other cities? :lol:
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The Daily Gazette, formerly The Schenectady Gazette, is an independently owned daily newspaper based in Schenectady, New York, and mainly covers the counties of Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton, Schoharie, and Montgomery.
... and:
Schenectady County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,727. The county seat is Schenectady. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word, skahnéhtati, meaning "screwed by your Chief". .

Schenectady County is part of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located west of the confluence of the Mohawk with the Hudson River. It includes territory on both the north and the south sides of the Mohawk River.
Tariffs hit home for one retailer
("Bicycles suddenly cost 10 percent more to import from China, will soon cost 25 percent more"):
https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/1 ... e-retailer

Starts:
GLENVILLE — The hundreds of billions of dollars worth of U.S. tariffs enacted late last month on thousands of Chinese-made items will eventually trickle down to the same two places: American businesses and their customers.

One such place where the rubber hits the road is an independent bicycle shop on Freemans Bridge Road. Bicycle companies are boosting the wholesale price of bikes to cover the 10 percent tariff enacted the Trump administration in late September, and may boost prices again after Jan. 1, when the punitive import duty rises to 25 percent.

Freemans Bridge Sports informed its customers Wednesday via Facebook that its prices are going up as a result.

Remaining 2018 bikes and the 2019 bikes that the shop took delivery on before the tariffs kicked in will remain at the lower price, owner Rich Himmelwright told The Daily Gazette on Thursday. But the newer models will cost more, starting Oct. 20.

“We've already been contacted by Trek and Specialized,” he said. “We as a dealer, I don't know if there’s too much we can do about it.”
Includes:
The move followed a 25 percent tariff the Trump Administration slapped on Chinese-made electric bikes in August.
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Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 8:53pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 58 matches: energica"... again:

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Electrek is a US based news website dedicated to electric transportation and sustainable energy. Its main authors have disclosed ownership of Tesla stock and Tesla cars and Electrek is known for its extensive, positive coverage of Tesla and electric transportation in general, and articles by Micah Toll about ebikes especially.
Energica’s Ego Sport Black is their newest 150 mph electric motorcycle:
https://electrek.co/2018/10/06/energica ... otorcycle/

Starts:
Energica took to the 2018 Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany to show off the newest 2019 models of their high power sport bikes. The newest line of Energica electric motorcycles combine impressive speeds and performance with novel tech upgrades that more closely than ever resemble the professional Energica electric motorcycles used for racing.

Energica is known as a premium manufacturer of high power electric sport motorcycles.

The Italian electric motorcycle company was recently chosen as the manufacturer for the inaugural MotoE World Cup, sponsored by Enel.
May not interest most of the world living in bumper-to-bumper stop-and-go urban traffic.
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Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 10:07pm

Hehe... In a world being flooded with "market research reports" about ebikes ("Buy Our Report!")... this one:
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We at Newszak will give our perusers about most recent and be slanting subjects on Innovation, Car, Correspondence, Social insurance IT and Vitality and Condition. The articles which are distributed in Newszak will tell you about new and new happenings in the previously mentioned fields. We initially consider about our peruser’s enthusiasm to know more, to acquire information and afterward we give you an extensive variety of articles covering distinctive fields of Innovation. Every theme distributed by us is totally new and fair-minded.
("Broken" Engrish much?)

E-bike Market Sales Volume Forecast by Region 2018-2023:
https://www.newszak.com/2018/10/06/e-bi ... 2018-2023/

Starts:
E-bike Market covers an analytical view with complete information of E-bike. It also covers types, enterprises, and applications. To start with, the E-bike definition, classification and industry value chain included in this report. It offers market view by regions with countries, development in E-bike industry, opportunity with challenges, sales strategies, growth strategies, and revenue analysis to include price.

E-bike commonly known, as electric bicycle is a bike, which has an integrated electric motor aligned to the pedals of the bicycle, which supplies the differential force used for forward movement of the bicycle.
Watt definition may interest many living in caves or under a rock... surprised they have internet access...
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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the newspaper of record in the U.S. state of Arkansas, printed in Little Rock with a northwest edition published in Lowell. It is distributed for sale in all 75 of Arkansas' counties...
... and:
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

Arkansas is the 29th largest by area and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government.
... and:
Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census. It is home to Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas Nuclear One, Arkansas' only nuclear power plant, supplying tons of power to thousands of ebikers.
RIDERS HAPPY AS A LARK
Birds descend on Russellville
("Residents take to the electric scooters like ducks to water"):
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/201 ... -20181007/

Starts:
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Birds have landed.

One hundred electric scooters popped up around Russellville a week or so ago.

Mayor Randy Horton knew they were coming. He just didn't know there would be so many.

"I didn't realize how widespread they'd be, so it was a little bit of a surprise," he said.

The dockless, shared scooters were distributed Sept. 20 by a company called Bird, which agreed to "nest" 75 scooters at Arkansas Tech University.

It was the company's first foray into Arkansas, with Russellville and Tech now having a combined 175 Bird scooters available for public use.

Horton supports the scooters.

"There are a lot of places that I don't want to take my three-quarter-ton truck out to," he said. "I'll just take a Bird instead."

After putting 75 scooters at Tech, a Bird representative asked Horton if the company could distribute some around town. The mayor was all for it.

"The extra 100, I think that was a test shot to see how much ridership they'd get," Horton said.

Bird can always take some of the scooters out of operation if they're not being used, he said.

Russellville has a population of about 27,920, and Tech has about 12,000 students enrolled. Tech's campus is about a mile north of downtown Russellville.

The scooters have been popular at Tech, said Jayson Simmons of Little Rock, the student government president. He spearheaded the effort to get electric scooters on campus after seeing how popular they were in Washington, D.C. Simmons was an intern in U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton's Washington office this summer.
:wink:

Ends:
Over the first 11 days of operation at Tech, there have been 6,151 total rides on the 75 Bird scooters, said Sam Strasner, a spokesman for the university. The average ride was 1.11 miles and 11 minutes.
... and comes w/a pic:
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(Captioned:) Russellville Mayor Randy Horton rides a Bird electric scooter past City Hall on Wednesday. After “nesting” 75 scooters at Arkansas Tech University, Bird placed another 100 of them around Russellville. - Photo by Bill Bowden

"my three-quarter-ton truck"... while Mister Mayor clearly weights less than a ton himself... :lol:
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Check out the Festivals & Events Calendar:
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Electric Bicycle Tours - Toronto Waterfront
Presented by: MadCat ebikes
The electric bikes are perfect for individuals that enjoy the outdoors and for those who would like to go biking, but are unable to due to health or physical conditions. The pedal-assist feature will help bikers explore longer distances and take on hills much easier. Should you wish to keep the resistance high, simply turn off the pedal-assist. Whether a group of friends, singles, families, all are welcome and able to participate. We provide helmets or you are welcome to use your own.

Best viewpoints of Toronto waterfront: Toronto Skyline, Old Toronto, Harbourfront, Coronation Park, Ontario Place, Humber Bay Arch Bridge, etc.
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Post by Bigwheel » Oct 07 2018 10:24am

The new silent killer in our streets: Electric bikes may be green and trendy, but last week they claimed their first British victim and experts fear there will be many more:

Lest we ever forget....
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^^ ACK!!! (At least, killed in an Eco-Friendly Way (TM)?)...
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