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Talk Around The Bublr - April

by Bublr Bikes | Apr 28, 2022

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Indeed We can

Indeed Brewing Company is hosting Bublr for another Indeed We Can event this year on Wednesday, May 18. Bublr gets a share of the proceeds from anything you buy all day on May 18th! Bublr Staff, Board & ELC mewill be there for additional fun and shenanigans from 4pm to 7pm. So stop by, have a drink, fill up a growler. RSVP & let us know you're coming.


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Electric Assist Bicycles Are Here!

Thanks to federal funding received by the Cities of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa as well as private philanthropy Bublr will be adding nearly 400 electric assist bicycles into the Bublr system over the next few months. 100 e bikes are already out in the system with the rest rolling out as fast as we can build them! Electric bikes will allow more ages and abilities to ride further and more often! Bublr is so excited about this exciting addition to the system and grateful to our partners for providing funding to make it happen!

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EPA Environmental Justice Grant

Bublr is extremely excited to announce the receipt of an EPA Environmental Justice Grant! This grant will allow Bublr to host Savvy Cycling Classes throughout Milwaukee. These classes are all co-hosted by incredible community partners with the goal of getting more people on Bublr! You can learn more and register for classes below!

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 00E03107 to Midwest Bikeshare, Inc. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.

Healthy County Challenge

You've possibly heard of County Executive David Crowley's Healthy County Initiative. Well on April 30th at 10am the Healthy County team will be meeting at South Shore Park and taking a bike ride to Grant Park and back. Seeing as how Bublr has a relatively new station at South Shore Park, joining the ride on a Bublr would be a perfect opportunity to get out on a Saturday morning for some fresh air and a ride on the Oak Leaf Trail. Since the trip might take more than an hour you can get 50% off a 24 Hour Pass with promo code: 4302022

Bublr's Executive Director, James Davies Speaking at the Shared Use Mobility Center Conference

James will be on the panel discussing, Stories of Micromobility Resiliency, on May 18th from 3:50-4:40pm. The Share-Use Mobility Center is a nonprofit public interest organization working to replace car-centric transportation with people-focused shared mobility to fight climate change, promote equity, and strength community. The theme of this year's conference is: All Together Now: Collective Action for Shared Mobility. The focus is on coming together to bridge gaps, lay the groundwork for partnerships, share technologies and collectively begin to the steps to fight climate change, promote equity, and strengthen community with people-focused mobility. Conveniently the conference is in Chicago an easy Amtrak ride away! You can learn more and register here.

Federal Register: New Car Assessment

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting comments on its New Car Assessment Program through May 9th. The program provides star ratings for crash protection and rollover resistance, and recommends particular advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies and identifies the vehicles in the marketplace that offer the systems that pass New Car Assessment Program performance test criteria for those systems. Although the ADAS technologies include increased crash avoidance measures it is noteworthy that the crash protection rating still ignores what happens to people outside the vehicle. This is particularly important to Bublr and other bike riders since SUVs and trucks are 50% more likely to kill cyclists and pedestrians in a crash as compared to cars. You can submit a comment to the NHTSA asking that the Crash Protection rating program include the impact to people outside the vehicle and not just the occupants here:

Update to our End User License Agreement

From time to time we update our End User License Agreement. We've updated it this month and are sharing the latest version with you here.


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