The Monday Roundup: Selfies, BOD, anti-cycling psychology and more

The Monday Roundup: Selfies, BOD, anti-cycling psychology and more

The “cycle snake” in Copenhagen was made
to replace a few flights of stairs.
(Image: Dissing+Weitling Architecture)

This week’s news roundup is sponsored by Western Bikeworks who hopes to see you at the Seattle-to-Portland finish line on Saturday where you can pick up a souvenir t-shirt or score other deals.

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend.

Check out the best bike links and news we came across this week:

Explaining bike brain: Portland Carl Alviani is making waves on the web this morning thanks to his thoughtful deconstruction of “why bikes make smart people say dumb things.”

Gas tax increase as our savior: As the federal transportation funding bill showdown gets more and more serious, there are hints that a gas tax increase might be on the table.

Build it and they ride: Speaking of running out of federal funding for transportation, a paltry $28 million in federal funds had a massive impact on bicycling conditions and mode share in Marin.

Bike share as public transit: We’ve been pushing for “bike-oriented development” around here for years, so it’s great to see former DOT commish for D.C. and Chicago Gabe Klein make the case. He argues that the success of bike share as a public transit option demands changes in public planning policy — and a dramatic re-configuration of public space toward active transportation.

Selfies plague Tour de France: Ugh. It appears that overzealous fans taking selfies while the peloton flies by (like the one below) have caused more than a few tumbles during the Tour’s opening stages in the U.K.

Comments are closed.