San Jose Mayor Violated City Curfew During George Floyd Protests

Carly Wipf
By Carly Wipf
September 3, 2020

As people in downtown San Jose got arrested and detained for violating the city’s curfew amid widespread protests over the police killing of George Floyd in May, Mayor Sam Liccardo rode his bike multiple days after curfew without repercussions.

That’s according to J.T. Stukes, a longtime activist who discovered the mayor’s activity on Strava, a fitness app that allows bicyclists and runners to publicly post their routes. Stukes is part of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the San Jose Police Department on July 18. He claimed police used excessive force during protests that caused him emotional and physical injuries.

City officials enacted a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. May 31 in an effort to deter violent protests following the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed in Minneapolis police custody.

The same day, around 7:19 p.m., public data from

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New look Lime e-scooters and bikes hit Auckland pavements

Lime is back in Auckland, but not as you know it: red scooters and e-bikes will be zooming around the city from today.

The US-based Lime beat out homegrown e-scooter company Flamingo for a six-month licence from Auckland Council, operating 830 e-scooters from previous operator Jump by Uber (now owned by Lime) plus two Singapore operators.

Overall, the total allocation of e-scooters has been chopped from 3200 to 2490, after Auckland Council announced its latest lineup of e-scooter licensees, which will take to the pavement from September 4.

The new-look Lime vehicles, made up of 830 Jump scooters and 500 Jump e-bikes, will each come with a helmet which riders are encouraged to wear.

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A raft of safety measures have been added to the re-launched, red e-scooters – including larger wheels, dual braking, a wide footboard and lower centre of gravity for better stability and rider balance.

The Jump bike,

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Russian journalist David Frenkel’s car vandalized following June attack at voting station

New York, August 31, 2020 – Russian authorities must conduct a full and thorough investigation into the vandalizing of journalist David Frenkel’s car, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Between the night of August 26 and the early hours of August 27, unidentified attackers slashed all four tires of Frenkel’s car and smashed two of its windows while the car was parked near the journalist’s apartment in St. Petersburg, according to news reports and Frenkel, a correspondent for the independent human rights news website Mediazona, who spoke with CPJ in a phone interview.

The journalist reported the damage to the police, and was told that authorities were investigating the matter, he told CPJ.

“Russian authorities must take the vandalism of journalist David Frenkel seriously, and ensure that the press cannot be intimidated,” said Gulnoza Said, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator.

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HiBid.com Auctions Soared Past $45.3 Million Last Week; Farm Equipment, Coins, Classic Cars & More for Sale Now

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HiBid.com continues to experience high auction volumes this summer. Last week’s online-only and webcast auctions sold more than $45.3 million (gross auction proceeds) in vehicles, equipment, and other assets. From August 24th through the 30th, bidders placed an average of about 1.22 million bids per day across 1,055 auctions. Approximately 732,000 buyers per day participated in HiBid auctions for the week, bidding on over 371,000 lots.

August 24th-30th HiBid.com Highlights
Gross auction proceeds: $45,355,718 (USD)
Gross merchandise volume: $64,201,307 (USD)
Lots sold: 371,199
Online-only auctions: 966
Webcast auctions: 89
Average bidders per day: 732,000
Average bids per day: 1.22 million

Current Auctions
The following are examples of Featured Auctions and Hot Auctions currently listed on HiBid.com, where individuals have the opportunity to bid on a wide range of items, including agricultural machinery, Model A and Model T Fords, gold and silver bullion,

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U.S. coin shortage: The pandemic broke the country’s coin supply chain

“I was like, ‘I’ll take them!’ ” Johnson said. “It was about 10 hours round trip. I went and bought all of his quarters and wrote him a check.”

Americans don’t have to look far to see the damage wrought by the pandemic and recession. Car cup holders, sofa cushions, piggy banks and maybe even wallets laden with pocket change are fueling the nation’s great coin debacle.

In yet another 2020 plot twist, coins aren’t making their way through the economy, with the repercussions rippling from the upper echelons of the federal government down to ice cream shops and bank teller windows. With more people staying home, buying less and shifting their spending online, the natural flow of pocket change through banks, restaurants and retail stores has dried up.

Coin issues can be a big deal. In the early 1960s, a shortage of silver helped usher in the passage of

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September 2020 – School Transportation News

From left: David Stagg, Justin Robinson, Mike Bullman, Bill Tindal, Raymond Poore, and Marion Mack
From left: David Stagg, Justin Robinson, Mike Bullman, Bill Tindal, Raymond Poore, and Marion Mack (Photo courtesy of Tyler Technologies.)

This month’s issue features articles on school bus technology and how it plays a role amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full September issue.

Cover Story

Ready to Launch
The South Carolina Department of Education and Tyler Technologies are demonstrating the power and reporting capabilities of routing, GPS, student tracking integration with a new statewide program now underway.

Features

Knowing the Right Questions to Ask
Alternative transportation partners can provide a valuable solution to school district challenges presented by COVID-19. However, continuous communication and making sure these companies adhere to safety standards remain paramount.

Giving Bus Drivers a Brake
Advanced driver assistance systems that help avoid collisions are not only becoming prevalent in new passenger vehicles, but also school buses.

Longing for a Connection
School bus Wi-Fi could play

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Getting around: Labour Day transit, bike parking survey winding up

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A flurry of late-summer road projects are also underway.

New this week, the Vanier Parkway has lane reductions in both directions overnight and during off-peak hours from Presland Road to Donald Street until an unspecified date in early September for water main and sewer work, city hall said. Pedestrian detours are in place.

The Thomas A. Dolan Parkway between Carp and Stonecrest roads will be closed until the end of September to replace a culvert. Signed detours will be in place for motorists but cyclist and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Dunning Road between Innes and French Hill roads will have lane reductions in both directions until mid-September for guide rail repairs. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct motorists and cyclists. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Limebank Road between River and Earl Armstrong roads will have lane reductions in both directions on weekdays until early

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When bikes become unicycles out of necessity | Most DC Thing

A guy doing a wheelie in the wrong direction out of necessity and the driver recording it are both responsible for this Most DC Thing.

WASHINGTON — Today’s Most D.C. Thing was sent over from Edward G. Robinson III on Twitter who shared a tweet showing a young man riding a bike with just a back wheel that says, “This is probably the most impressive thing I’ve seen since quarantine.”

This is indeed impressive. It does makes me wonder what happened to the front wheel of this bike. Did someone take his front wheel? Or is this video going to end up being evidence? If so, don’t ask me to testify. I saw nothing.

I have a bad feeling about it simply because he’s riding this bike-turned-unicycle down 16th Street NW on the wrong side of the street. 

With all the bike lanes making this city awkward, this guy could

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new fresco seeks to boost female cycling in Brussels

Wednesday, 02 September 2020

A new fresco has been unveiled in northern Brussels as part of a regional campaign to encourage more female residents to travel by bike in the Belgian capital.

For the fresco, which depicts a woman gliding along on her bike, her fair flowing behind her, artist Anthea Missy said she wanted to depict female cyclists riding through the city in a free, “cosmic” and “childlike” manner.

“I wanted to represent the little girl that is inside every woman, in a cosmic universe with cultural references that go back to 1980 and stretch into our time,” explained Missy. “Who is lifted up through the sensation of freedom that we have when we bike, with our hair in the wind.”

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Finalised on Saturday and unveiled on the side of a building in Place Bockstael, in the northwest district of Laeken, the fresco is set to be

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is this the vehicle of the future?

As part of its ongoing drive to explore the future of mobility, the renowned German bicycle manufacturer Canyon has presented a surprising hybrid concept vehicle, which is half-bike and half-car.



a close up of a car: Canyon's take on the future of mobility


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Canyon’s take on the future of mobility

Engineers and designers at Canyon in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University have developed a surprising vehicle that is intended to provide simple and comfortable mobility in the city of the future.

Like a recumbent bicycle, the four-wheeled electric vehicle has pedals and is steered using lateral tank levers, which are positioned on the level of the driver’s hips.

The idea of the concept is that it can be used both in cycle lanes and on the road. It therefore combines the comfort and speed of an electric car with the gridlock-defeating maneuverability of an electric bicycle, making it an optimal means of transport for the city of the future. 

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