Transportation

Montréal to host international bike share conference this month

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is producing a three-day conference later this month. The organization’s fourth annual conference will gather bike share companies and community officials from around the world to discuss best practices and the future of bikeshare, the group said.

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics.

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics

Interbike heads to Reno-Tahoe for 2018 show

The September show will open with a weekend consumer festival at the Northstar resort. The indoor show is Tuesday-Thursday and Interbike is promising lower exhibitor costs at the nonunion facility.

Bicycle Colorado seeks new executive director

DENVER (BRAIN) — Bicycle Colorado has launched a national search for a new executive director as Dan Grunig, the advocacy group’s leader for the past 15 years, steps down in December. “Bicycle Colorado is poised to advance important active transportation issues across the state. I’m convinced this organization will continue to be a major driver toward ensuring Colorado ultimately becomes the most bike friendly state in the nation,” Grunig said.

Inspired by Oregon, Colorado lawmaker floats state bike tax idea

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles. State Sen. Ray Scott made a post on Facebook Wednesday, linking to a story on the Washington Times website about Oregon’s tax .  “We will be proposing something similar, they use the roads also,” wrote Scott, a Republican from Grand Junction. Scott is the assistant majority leader in the state Senate and serves on the Senate transportation committee.  Scott later told ColoradoPolitics.com that he was serious about the idea and was soliciting feedback about it.  “One way to get feedback is to put it out there and see where it goes,” Ray told the paper.  Oregon’s $15 tax will apply to new bikes selling for $200 or more and with wheels 26-inch or larger .

Retailers face bike tax burden in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in Oregon. State lawmakers recently signed and passed a transportation bill that requires that retailers collect a $15 flat fee on the sale of bicycles with 26-inch wheels that retail for more than $200.

Oregon Legislature passes $15 bike tax

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Legislature has passed a transportation bill that includes a $15 excise tax on bikes sales. The bill is expected to be signed by Gov

Burke ushers in ‘Bicycle Advocacy 3.0’ at PlacesForBikes conference

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) – John Burke began with a history lesson. Opening the inaugural PlacesForBikes conference in his hometown Wednesday night, Burke, the president of Trek, recalled the phone call he received 20 years ago from former Rep. Jim Oberstar of Minnesota