The Monday Roundup: Reclaiming street play, bad parking shaming and more

The Monday Roundup: Reclaiming street play, bad parking shaming and more

A Northeast Portland neighborhood greenway.
(Photo: M.Andersen)

Here are the bike links from around the world that caught our eyes this week:

Reclaiming street play: After part of Edinburgh set a 20 mph speed limit on residential and major shopping streets, the percentage of kids allowed to play on the sidewalk or street jumped from 31 percent to 66 percent (PDF).

Bad parking shaming: Some Toronto residents have been keeping rolls of stickers in their pockets that say “I parked in a bike lane.”

Hit-run workaround: NYC’s city council voted unanimously to levy city fines of up to $10,000 on drivers who hit and run. The civil penalties will have lower standards of evidence than criminal process, which typically fails to muster enough evidence to convict suspects.

4G bike sharing: An internal Intel news site has a detailed, readable report on the company’s experimental dockless, text-activated corporate bike sharing system.

Walking on air: Pop star Katy Perry biked to work in Silicon Valley last Tuesday. In other news, Jonathan is now weighing more use of emoji in his tweets:

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