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Post by LockH » Oct 10 2018 6:17am

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The Daventry Express is a local weekly newspaper serving Daventry and the surrounding villages. It is published every Thursday. It has a circulation of 7,500...
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Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 25,026 (2011 census). The town is also the administrative centre of the larger Daventry district, which has a population of 77,843 as of the 2011 census.
... and:
Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015 it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and by seven non-metropolitan district councils. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires". Covering an area of 2,364 square kilometres (913 sq mi)...
Daventry ranger to report incidents quicker thanks to new set of wheels:
https://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8663338

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Daventry Town Council has bought an electric bike for its town ranger to help him report incidents quicker. The council purchased the bicycle from Daventry business Leisure Lakes in partnership with New Age Training and Recruitment, Ranger Sean Croke said: “It’s really exciting having a bike - not only is it a great source of exercise, I will be able to attend reported incidents with much more speed, which can only be a benefit to the community.
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Hehe... ESB "Search found 13 matches: Storck". Again:

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Storck Bicycle goes online with D2C platform:
https://www.bikebiz.com/business/storck ... c-platform

Starts:
The entire model range is now available online

Storck Bicycle has launched its first own online direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform.

In addition to the Storck Store and Studio concept, it offers consumers another platform for purchasing Storck products, with the entire model range now available online.
Hehe... "Storckworld":
https://www.storckworld.com/en/

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Post by LockH » Oct 10 2018 7:23am

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Cyclist.co.uk is ‘the road bike site’. It’s the new go to place for all kinds of road cyclists. Cyclist brings you the latest news, reviews and insight from the world of road cycling. Interviews with pro cyclists, journeys to amazing cycling destinations and in-depth features round out an exciting new proposition.

Cyclist.co.uk is building on the success of our print publications, Cyclist (launched in 2012) and BikesEtc. (launched in 2014).
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Winner of Magazine of the Year 2013 in the Bike Biz Awards, and Magazine of the Year 2014 in the Cycling Magazine Awards, British Media Awards, Digital Media Awards (Sport, Health & Fitness category) and the PPA Customer Direct Awards, the Cyclist team is among the most respected in the business.
Giant Quick-E+ electric bike review:
http://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/5349/g ... ike-review

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About the bike

This innovative e-bike lets you move fast in urban environments. Or so says its maker Giant. Letting you shed minutes off the time it takes you to get to work, it also helps tackle longer distances than you can with a traditional bicycle.

With an ALUXX SL aluminium frame and a powerful SyncDrive Sport motor that produces 80Nm of torque, traffic jams and parking hassles should be a thing of the past.
... and ends:
Conclusion

I liked the Giant. It’s well put together, features everything you might need for getting around town, and isn’t too expensive. Currently, on sale at £2,000, it’s great value.

The usual drawbacks of e-bikes in the UK apply, namely the 25kmph limit, which is slower on the flats than some speedy commuters dash about at.

The motor is not the peppiest either, which is noticeable when pulling away from the lights in traffic.

On the plus side, the componentry is excellent, especially the brakes and derailleurs. Quiet and low maintenance, they help make the Quick-E+ an ideal modern city runaround.

Also, it’s got a funny name. So it gets at least one extra mark for that.
Overall score: 85/100
Cyclist rating: 4.25/5
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Bicycle Shop Owner Donates Parts To Repair Vandalized Hatzalah Vehicle:
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/is ... hicle.html

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Kiryat Malachi resident and bicycle store owner Rafi Ovadia donated parts that were vandalized from a first response emergency electric bicycle that belonged to EMT Shmuel Galinsky. Galinsky’s electric bicycle, which he uses to respond to medical emergencies in his neighborhood, was vandalized over the weekend. Galinsky discovered the theft and vandalization of his bicycle when he received an emergency alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command center on Shabbos afternoon.

Galinsky ran downstairs to get on his bicycle and drive over to the scene of the emergency only to find that the seat and the electric battery had been stolen from his bicycle. Other parts of the bicycle were damaged in the theft and the bicycle was unusable. Galinsky had to notify the dispatcher that he was standing down from responding.
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Post by LockH » Oct 10 2018 7:50am

Hehe... News from Africa via China... 8)

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Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People's Republic of China. Xinhua is the biggest and most influential media organization in China, as well as the largest news agency in the world in terms of correspondents worldwide.
Kenya says developing infrastructure to integrate electric vehicles:
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-1 ... 521716.htm

Starts:
NAIROBI, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Kenya has started developing infrastructure to integrate electric motor vehicles to help ease burdens caused by fossil fuel driven vehicles, an official said on Tuesday.

Opere Nyaroya, assistant manager of motor vehicle inspection at the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) revealed that the government is developing standards in readiness for the launch of the vehicles in the market.
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"We have started automating inspection centres in readiness for the official launch of the vehicles in the country," Nyaroya said during a workshop on integration of electric two and three wheelers into existing urban transport modes in Kenya.
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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 2:22am

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Oct 10 2018 5:32am
Hmmm... ESB "Search found 0 matches: Saigo"? Hmmm....

Saigo launches world’s first sport utility bike on Indiegogo:
https://www.bikebiz.com/business/saigo- ... -indiegogo

... and:
The crowdfunding campaign kicks off today with a target of $25,000 to put the e-bike into mass production
The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off today with a target of $25,000 (just over £19,000) to put the e-bike into mass production.
... where they say:
Indiegogo on October 10th
... but I don't see yet... too early in the day maybe... :mrgreen: [/quote]



Today/October 11, 3:20am ...
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saig ... ty-ebike#/


$13,639 USD raised
About $17,635 CAD
54% of $25,000
flexible goal
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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 8:56am

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Here's what the future of aged care could look like in Australia:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-11/c ... technology

Starts:
Robots as social companions, e-bikes instead of gophers and home automation — this is just some of the technology that is being touted as the future of aged care in Australia. The Global Centre for Modern Ageing — which officially opened at Tonsley in Adelaide's South on Thursday — has been established to put tech products for older people to the test.

It includes a living laboratory, called LifeLab, where people over 60 can help to design and test the next wave of technology, while being monitored by cameras in a real-life setting.
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Local businesses already jumping on board

Adelaide Hills business owner Will Rischbieth is working with the facility to help taper his specialist e-bike business, Will Ride, towards the older generations.
... and:
George Adams, 81 is one happy customer who is not going gently into his golden years and he's opted for an e-bike over a gopher — which even has an automatic seat.

"As I aged I found it really difficult to ride up hills without getting tired. Now with this electric bicycle I can keep up with younger people," he said.

"I've joined two bicycle clubs and I go riding with them as many times a week as I can."
`Spect can look fwd. to many more traffic... situations involving older folks on ebikes. :wink:
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The Osoyoos Times is a local newspaper based in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada, It was founded in 1947 by Stan Stodola, with the motto of the newspaper being "delivering [sic] the community's news since 1947."
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Osoyoos is the southern-most town in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia between Penticton and Omak. Near the border with Washington state, the town is also adjacent to the Indian Reserve of the Osoyoos Indian Band. There is one local newspaper, the Osoyoos Times.

The town’s population of 5,085 swells in the summer months with visitors from elsewhere in British Columbia and neighboring Alberta, as well as elsewhere in Canada. Also, a newer contingent of international visitors[citation needed] is supported by proximity to the Kelowna and Penticton Airports. A growing year-round retiree population is evidenced by the predominance in the population of people over 50 years old and with the recent boom of condominium and suburban development (though somewhat thwarted by the 2008–09 economic downturn). Another 1,858 people live around the town within Electoral Area A of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, and 762 more in the Osoyoos 1 Indian Reserve.
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The Okanagan Country, also known as the Okanagan Valley, is a region located in the Canadian province of British Columbia, and the U.S. state of Washington (where it is spelled the Okanogan Country), defined by the basin of Okanagan Lake and the Okanagan River. With an estimated 400,000 residents, the Okanagan Country spans from the Thompson Plateau near Grindrod, British Columbia in the Okanagan to the Okanagan Highland near Douglas County, Washington in the Okanogan. The largest city in the Canadian portion is Kelowna, with a metropolitan population of 194,882 residents as of 2016, while the largest city in the American portion is Omak, with 4,881 residents as of 2011.
Trail gaps are biggest obstacle to cycle tourism:
http://www.osoyoostimes.com/trail-gaps- ... e-tourism/

Starts:
The International Hike and Bike Trail extends about 20 km from the north end of Osoyoos Lake to north of Oliver. But there is no connectivity with the Osoyoos trails in the south and with Okanagan Falls and beyond to the north. Until these gaps are bridged, the potential for cycle tourism is limited, say advocates. The biggest gap is the portion with Vaseux Lake, but environmental concerns have impeded efforts to open an old railway spur to cyclists and hikers. (Richard McGuire photo)

The potential for bicycle tourism in the South Okanagan is enormous, but one big obstacle has prevented this region from succeeding so far – lack of connectivity.

That’s the view of some proponents, such as Don Gemmell, president of a small advocacy group called the Trail of the Okanagans.

Regionally, the biggest gap is around Vaseux Lake, but smaller gaps also discourage the kind of cycle tourism that has become so popular elsewhere.

Bit by bit, Osoyoos has been expanding its network of cycling and hiking trails, most recently paving and adding lighting on the Canal Pathway, a trail extending along the West Bench from Osoyoos Secondary School to north of the airport.
Includes:
Gemmell returned from a cycling trip in Europe in September that opened his eyes to the tourism potential. There, the vast EuroVelo network when complete will provide 70,000 km of bike and hike routes seamlessly linking towns and villages and crossing international borders. The hugely popular network has fostered a thriving tourism industry catering to both long-distance and local cyclists.

In recent years, he notes, there’s been a major growth in cyclists using E-bikes, bicycles that people pedal like any other, but which have quiet electric motors to assist on steep inclines.

These, he said, have extended the active outdoor “shoulder season of life,” allowing seniors even in their 90s to continue as active cyclists.
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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 9:35am

(That crazy Canadian dude "still at it"...)

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The Lloydminster Meridian Booster is a newspaper based out of Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada. It is published weekly on Wednesday. It publishes a mix of community, provincial and national news and is owned by the Lloydminster Source, another newspaper based out of Lloydminster.
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Lloydminster is a Canadian city which has the unusual geographic distinction of straddling the provincial border between Alberta and Saskatchewan. Unlike most such cases (such as Texarkana and Kansas City), Lloydminster is not a pair of twin cities on opposite sides of a border which merely share the same name, but is incorporated by both provinces as a single city with a single municipal administration. Nickname(s): "Border City" or "Canada's Border City", "Heavy Oil Capital of Canada" Municipal census (2015) 31,377 - 19,740 (AB), 11,637 (SK)
A flash of history blows through Border City:
http://www.meridianbooster.com/articles ... 79cQBBRe1g

Starts:
Danny “Hurricane” Halmo was in the Border City on Tuesday morning as he makes his way across Canada on an electric bicycle to break another Guinness World Record. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

While most Canadians were still digesting turkey on Tuesday morning, Danny “Hurricane” Halmo was getting suited up in Lloydminster to continue his trek across Canada.

Dressed as The Flash, the 59-year-old cyclist from British Columbia set off on his journey in Langley on Aug. 28 in an attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the longest trip on an electric bicycle, a feat he accomplished in 2012 after travelling 6,721 km while also collecting 6.4 tons of food, which was distributed to 27 food banks throughout the country.

Unfortunately for Halmo, that record has since been beaten and is now held by an American at 8,209 km. This didn’t sit well with the man in red and with great pride for his country he decided it was time to reclaim his record by travelling 10,500 km.
Hehe... In ES Newz (this thread) "Search found 11 matches: Hurricane"... now 12 posts... :lol:
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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 9:57am

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The year was 1883. The formation of Kittitas County as a government unit was only months away. Washington Territory wouldn’t be admitted to the Union for another six years.

That same year the city of Ellensburg was incorporated and the first newspapers in the Kittitas region were founded. The newspaper, the Kittitas County Localizer, put out its first issue July 12, 1883.

The Localizer was the grandfather of the Daily Record, which serves today as the major media voice of Kittitas County. In July 2009, the Daily Record marked its 100th anniversary of the renaming of the newspaper of the Evening Record on July 1, 1909, when former publisher J.C. “Cliff” Kaynor and William S. Zimmerman took over the newspaper that had been named the Ellensburg Localizer and changed the name of the paper to the Evening Record.

The 22-year-old Kaynor and Zimmerman had been employed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before acquiring the Record.
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Kittitas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. The population was 46,205 in a 2017 census estimate. Its county seat and largest city is Ellensburg. The county was created in November 1883...
Riders take to the road for the 22nd annual Manastash Metric:
https://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/ri ... 990fc.html

Starts:
Approximately 170 riders took to the road Saturday for the 22nd annual Manastash Metric bicycle tour.

The tour is broken up into two circuits. The full metric is about 100 kilometers, beginning at Mount Stuart Elementary and going to Cle Elum before returning. The half-metric has the same starting point but turns riders around in the Elk Heights area.
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Findley said the number of riders fluctuates from year to year, with most riders coming from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. This year was unique in that it was the first time a rider from California participated in the event.

“To have somebody come from California was really cool,” she said.

Findley said this year was also the first time an electric bicycle was entered in the race.
(No word yet on how well the cheater did...) :lol:

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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 10:11am

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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. Bicycling's unique combination of travel, gear, fitness, style and award-winning stories--all surrounded by vivid photography and framed in elegant design--brings the sport to life for passionate readers who take us along for every ride.
The Complete Guide to Riding a Bike in New York City:
https://www.bicycling.com/skills-tips/a ... -bike-map/

Starts:
Hello, and congratulations on your decision to become one of the more than 800,000 regular bicyclists in New York City! We’re in the midst of a kind of cycling renaissance, with almost half a million bike trips made in the five boroughs every day. Still, we have a long way to go before riding in New York becomes safe and convenient for everyone. Now that you’re ready to tackle our city two wheels at a time, you should make yourself aware of our laws, customs, and quirks—and hear valuable advice from hardened cyclists who biked the mean streets before you.
Includes:
E-bikes

You can also get an electric bike, which are now legal in New York as long as they don’t have throttles. The pedal-assist feature can make handling long distances or tough climbs way easier. (Much of the debate around the legality of e-bikes has centered on bike delivery workers, who have concerns about weariness and timeliness on the job.) E-bikes, though, are still relatively pricey. If you don’t have the scratch to buy one for yourself, Citi Bike recently added about 200 e-bikes to its fleet, and plans to roll out even more when the L train shuts down next year.
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Hehe... situation re ebikes in NYC have been in ES Newz for many years:
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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 10:37am

Hehe... Ebikes invade "The Motor City"...

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(They say in last August:)
Welcome to our new website.

It's our first digital overhaul in nearly four years — but there's more here than just a new look. We've added features to make it even easier for you to connect with the best business coverage in Detroit.
Detroit Mobility Festival showcases future of transportation
Detroit mobility festival returns for second year
Autonomous shuttles, bikes and a giant drone showcased
Free event takes place Wednesday and Thursday
:
https://www.crainsdetroit.com/mobility/ ... sportation

Starts:
Detroit's Spirit Plaza transformed into a showcase of mobility, from flashy driverless shuttles and planes to the traditional bus and bicycle.

Fourteen companies are set up for year two of the Detroit Mobility Festival, taking place Wednesday and Thursday, giving passersby a glimpse into the future of transportation and industry leaders a look at the competition.

Mobility firms such as May Mobility, Chariot, Navya, Waymo, Priva and Calm Car are among those displaying vehicles and offering a look into how they work. The festival runs each day 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and is free to the public. Organizers expect at least 1,000 people to attend over the two days.
Includes:
While driverless shuttles have already become a reality on the streets of Detroit and elsewhere in the country, other reps at the event were seeking traction for their big ideas, such as Airspace X's electric "vertical takeoff and landing" vehicle — essentially a giant drone. It's called Mobi-One.

By 2023, Mobi-One will be shuttling up to five people at a time to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, if Jon Rimanelli has his way.
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Also on display was an electric bike from Bosch...
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Post by LockH » Oct 11 2018 10:48am

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The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It has the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, peaking at over 200,000 copies in 2006, although circulation of the daily Herald had declined to 115,213 copies on average by December 2017. Its main circulation area is the Auckland region. It is also delivered to much of the north of the North Island including Northland, Waikato and King Country.
Born to be mild: Harley's e-bike coming to NZ:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12140267

Starts:
The biker gangs of the future could be a lot quieter.

Harley-Davidson says it will release five electric vehicles between 2019 and 2022, from a lightweight e-bicycle (pictured below) to a series of electric motorbikes.

The iconic American company confirms its e-bikes will be released in New Zealand.

An exact release date is pending, but the Herald was curious how followers of the legendary brand would react to its latest product.

Greg Ogg, an alumnus of the Auckland chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG), says Harley owners stratify into three groups: outlaw bikers, social riders and an "emerging riders" category that includes retired people and a growing number of women.
Ends: Stats NZ says 27,646 e-bikes and e-scooters were imported in the year to June 2018, a big jump on the 11,424 brought into the country in 2016.

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This strange electric bike can reach 50 miles per hour, and yes, you can buy one.:
https://www.bollyinside.com/this-strang ... n-buy-one/

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The design of vehicles, such as cars and cycles, has always been limited by the fact that you have to install a gas engine somewhere inside. A recent energy efficiency campaign has really paved the way for designers who want to do crazy things with their cars. SOL Motors has just unveiled a new electric bike that looks completely alien.

Called a pocket rocket, the bike has a cylindrical body and a tubular frame almost perfectly symmetrical. It sounds rather strange, but familiar at the same time, and it has a lot of strength to push its runner.
Hehe... ESB "Search found 3 matches: "SOL Motors""... including a pic:
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The Crookston Daily Times is an American daily newspaper published weekday afternoons in Crookston, Minnesota. It is owned by GateHouse Media.

The newspaper covers Crookston and Polk County, Minnesota, and is one of two daily newspapers published in the Greater Grand Forks metropolitan area. The Crookston Daily Times is the smallest daily newspaper in Minnesota, and one of the smallest daily newspapers in the United States.
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Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 37,600 at the 2010 census. Its county seat is Crookston, and the largest community is East Grand Forks.
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Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the state of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 52,838, while the total of the city and surrounding metropolitan area was 98,461. Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or the Grand Cities.
Bike Crookston - Is a bicycle a vehicle? Answering that, and other legal questions
"By Submitted":
http://www.crookstontimes.com/news/2018 ... -questions

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In Minnesota, there are “motor vehicles” and “vehicles” also known as “modes of transportation” (MOT). A “motor vehicle” is defined as every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wired. Motor vehicle does not include an electric personal assistive mobility device or a vehicle moved solely by human power.

“Vehicle” means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. A vehicle is required to comply with all traffic laws that apply to the roadway/sidewalk/trail on which they are traveling. This includes:
Includes:
Watt is the definition of a bicycle?

“Bicycle” means every device capable of being propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or rear wheels. Bicycle includes an electric-assisted bicycle, as defined in subdivision 27 in the Minnesota Statute. Bicycle does not include scooters, motorized foot scooters, or similar devices.
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Cycling Stakeholders Unite To Form Body Modelled On Motor Lobby:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonrei ... 580b186257

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At a founding meeting in Brussels later today a new organization will be launched to lobby on behalf of Europe’s bicycle manufacturers, cycle holiday companies, and cycling-related NGOs. Cycling Industries Europe is modelled on lobby organizations such as ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles), the European carmakers’ group, and the European Union Road Federation.
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“Imagine how much power we could bring to cycling if we unite all the private sector voices in cycling, behind one vision, in one structure?” asked Kevin Mayne, the CEO elect of the new organization.
... and: He added: “Our electric vehicles are outselling other modes by more than 10:1 across Europe.

Hehe... Would be interested to hear where Kevin Mayne gets his numbers from. :)
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Rancho Cucamonga is an affluent city situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California. It is located 37 miles (60 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles.
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San Bernardino County is included in the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan statistical area (also known as the Inland Empire), as well as the Los Angeles–Long Beach combined statistical area.
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Claremont is a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, California, United States, 30.3 miles (48.8 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. It is in the Pomona Valley, at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, and has a population, as of the 2015 United States Census estimate, of 36,283 people.
Dockless bikes have come and gone, but Claremont hasn’t ruled out electric scooters:
https://www.dailybulletin.com/2018/10/1 ... -scooters/

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Bike sharing might not have worked out as planned in Claremont, but elected officials aren’t ruling out the possibility of allowing electric scooters.

For now, though, Claremont has instituted a ban on the electric sharing services in its college town until enough is known about the benefits and downsides of the scooters, and policies regulating the businesses are established. In September, the City Council issued a 45-day moratorium on the rental businesses to give staffers time to gather more information.

Since then, the Traffic and Transportation Commission reviewed the issue but requested more time to thoroughly vet options, City Engineer Frank Lopez said. Its request prompted the council on Tuesday to unanimously extend the moratorium another 10 months, giving the city up to a year to study the scooters, which have caught fire — in both popularity among users and chagrin from elected officials — in several cities across the Southland.
:) (electic) "Scooters" (use) catches fire! Funny Engrish language... :lol:
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Hehe... ESB "Search found 3 matches: "trek travel"... in this thread). Again:

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Trek Travel adds disc road bikes and e-bikes to fleet:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/announc ... 7_PwBBRe1g

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MADISON, WIS.— Trek Travel, born out of award-winning Trek Bikes, believes that riding a great bike on a cycling vacation is as important as awe-inspiring scenery or a glass of fine wine. To this end, the 16-year-old bicycle touring company is pleased to announce an entire fleet of new bicycles in 2019 offering superior braking performance, unsurpassed safety, and unrivaled comfort.

All Trek Travel guests who book trips in 2019 will be cycling on the latest Trek Domane SL 7 Disc with hydraulic disc brakes. This latest upgrade once again puts Trek Travel at the forefront of cycling tour operators by offering their guests the most refined cycling experience available. These new road bikes compliment Trek Travel's awesomely popular pedal-assist electric bike, the XM700+ from Trek Bicycles. Whereas several tour operators charge an upgrade fee on top of the trip price, Trek Travel's high-quality bikes are always included in the price of their trips.

"Every two years or so we upgrade our bikes to reflect new technologies in safety and comfort," says Tania Burke, President of Trek Travel. "We're delighted to be offering Trek's newest Domane SL 7 Disc with hydraulic disc brakes as we think the superior stopping power and safety of this bicycle is a game changer. Guests now have the ability to slow the bike with a single finger which greatly reduces hand fatigue and brings greater enjoyment to long descents."
Hehe... Trek Travel have been touting the electric bikes added to their fleets since December, 2016... :lol:
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Bicycles could soon be VAT-free in EU, but e-bikes still taxed like gas vehicles:
https://electrek.co/2018/10/11/electric ... es-eu-vat/

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The EU, in its ever-increasing push towards sustainability, is considering reducing or removing value added tax (VAT) on bicycles. However, many are upset that electric bicycles are not included in the same category.

EU VAT laws regarding electric bicycles

In a new proposal published by the European Commission, the body recommended updating VAT rules for a number of products.

That group includes pedal-powered bicycles while omitting battery-powered electric bicycles.

According to the proposal, member states would have the option of reducing or entirely removing VAT added to such products. Currently, VAT on electric bicycles generally falls in the range of 15%-19% in the EU.
:shock: :evil: :roll: :cry:

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Electric bicycle adoption rates have soared in Europe. However, many fear that the exclusion of electric bicycles from tax incentive plans such as this could hamper their continued growth.
... and:
Electrek’s Take

This seems like a missed opportunity by the European Commission to help promote electric bicycles.
GO Micah...

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The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. The paper is currently owned by the Hearst Corporation, which bought it from the de Young family in 2000. It is the only major daily paper covering the city and county of San Francisco.

The paper benefited from the growth of San Francisco and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States by 1880. Like many other newspapers, it has experienced a rapid fall in circulation in the early 21st century, and was ranked 24th by circulation nationally for the six months to March 2010. The newspaper publishes two web sites: SFGate, which has a mixture of online news and web features, and sfchronicle.com, which more closely reflects the type of articles that typically appear in print.
Jump’s electric bike fleet to double in SF:
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/ar ... 299777.php

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Uber’s Jump Bikes unit has gotten a green light from San Francisco to add 250 electric bikes to its free-floating rental service, doubling its quota in the city.

“The No. 1 thing people have been asking for since we launched is more bikes, more bikes, I can’t find a bike,” said Ryan Rzepecki, CEO of Jump, which Uber acquired in April. “It will be amazing to have more.”

Since starting service in January, the bright red e-bikes have averaged eight to 10 trips a day, he said. Rzepecki thinks usage will stay that high even with the new allotment.
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Austin City Limits Music Fest Travel Guide: Ditch The Car!
("Parking is nearly impossible, so why not study other options to get to the music festival? From bicycles to Uber, there are myriad options."):
https://patch.com/texas/downtownaustin/ ... -ditch-car

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — How to get to the second weekend of ACL? Let us count the ways.

Officials at ride-sharing companies and the city's bike-share program have deluged Patch's email touting their transportation options, with the former sweetening the pot with financial savings inducements. With parking nearly impossible during the popular festival at Zilker Park, these options are worth considering. Now that e-scooters are a part of our daily existence, for better or worse, many will likely grab the contraptions via their apps to get to the music.
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UBER

The official ride for ACL, Uber will also be offering its JUMP electric bikes for use. "Take the stress out of riding during the festival with pickup and dropoff in the area," Uber officials write on their ACL page. "After the festival, walking further away from traffic and road closures (past Lamar Blvd.) will make it easier to connect with your driver and leave the area."
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Taiwan Business in Brief – October 2018:
https://topics.amcham.com.tw/2018/10/ta ... ober-2018/

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Gogoro and Yamaha Plan Cooperation

Local electric scooter maker Gogoro and Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha on September 11 announced plans to team up on the development of new lines of electric scooters. Gogoro is a comparatively recent entrant into the market, but has already seen considerable success since its debut in 2011. It has sold over 90,000 units, and its expansive battery-swapping network has gained worldwide attention. Yamaha, for its part, is an iconic motorcycle brand that has recently also moved into the electric bicycle sector. The cooperation would involve the manufacture in Gogoro factories of Yamaha-branded scooters destined for the local market. Those scooters would also utilize Gogoro’s network of 750 battery-swapping stations.
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New fund will take up to 20% off the cost of e-cargo bikes for businesses:
https://cyclingindustry.news/new-fund-w ... usinesses/

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Following the Department for Transport’s announcement that it will set up a £2 million fund for e-cargo bikes, the specifics are now emerging on how the cash will be available to businesses switching to e-cargo bikes for “last mile” delivery.

The DfT’s fund will contribute up to 20% of the purchase price, up to a threshold of £5,000 for companies looking to jump into e-cargo bikes.

While the move has been welcomed, there is some incredulity that there is not yet any backing or incentives for private citizens looking to purchase an e-cargo bike rather than a polluting motor vehicle.
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Lime in SF: If we can’t have electric scooters, then nobody should:
https://electrek.co/2018/10/12/lime-ele ... ter-court/

Starts:
The city of San Francisco awarded two operating permits for electric scooter sharing companies last month. Lime, one of the two largest electric scooter sharing companies, was denied.

Now the company is filing an 11th hour court motion to block anyone from operating electric scooters in the city.

Lime’s role in the electric scooter wars

The saga began after electric scooter sharing companies such as Lime and Bird inundated San Francisco with thousands of electric scooters last year.

The electric scooters were designed to solve urban transportation problems by creating an inexpensive, convenient form of personal electric transportation. The scooters are spread around cities, no dock needed, where they can be rented for just $1 plus 15 cents per minute by anyone with a smartphone.

However, trouble began almost instantly in San Francisco due to a lack of regulations regarding the scooters. Riders were running into pedestrians on the sidewalks and scooters were strewn around public walkways, creating a nuisance.
Hehe... "The electric scooters were designed to:"... Some might have said designed very badly... eg, compared to the Dray scooter from 2010...:
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The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 14 in the world on the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually.
UW Seattle Campus Events
Electric bike test rides:
http://calendar.washington.edu/12973389 ... etestrides

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When Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where C1 entrance to Central Parking Garage
Event types Information Sessions, Special Events
Event sponsors UW Transportation Services & UW Sustainability

Description

Curious about electric bikes? This is your chance to test-ride models from Rad Power Bikes and Lime and talk with experts about their use.

There will be a test-ride course set up at the C1 entrance to the Central Parking Garage, behind Meany Hall.
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