Poland unveils glowing bright blue bike lane that’s charged by the sun. The path near Lidzbark Warminski is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material that can emit light for around 10 hours. LINK

Spider-man’s newest villain is the New York City Department of Transportation. A two-day pothole repair job has stretched out for months, ultimately leading to a van careening off the side of a bridge. Luckily, Spider-Man is there to save the day. A sign of the times folks. LINK

PepsiCo’s Hello Goodness brand who markets Gatorade (20-ounce bottle = 9 teaspoons of Sugar) and Doritos (11 highly processed…

Mobility For Healthier Elementary School Students

  • THE SUPERMARKET EXODUS: In 1968 there were 91 supermarkets in Washington, D.C. A decade later33 remained. Supermarkets and researchers say the stores have closed mainly because of dwindling profits stemming from high rents, inadequate parking facilities, frequent shoplifting, and other crimes. A number of chain supermarkets closed after they were damaged in The King assassination riots. LINK
  • THE DOLLAR STORE EXPLOSION: As supermarkets closed, “Dollar stores” started sprouting up with limited healthy and affordable food options, sometimes with the help of local tax incentives. They advertise hard-to-beat low prices but it offers little in…

Anthony Levandowski pens that his life’s passion is to improve safety on real roads in the blog post launching his new venture. He stands by his safety record, claiming its second to none. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: As the safety driver for a Google self-driving Prius, Anthony Levandowski forced a Camry into a ditch. His passenger and colleague injured his spine so severely that he required multiple surgeries. Levandowski then bragged that the incident was an invaluable source of data. He did not go back to see if the Camry driver was ok. LINK

BMW launches ReachNow in China to compete against…

Mobility as Marketing: Burger King is offering one-cent Whoppers anytime a customer is within 600 feet of a McDonalds. And get this …. a whopping 50,000 people have cashed in on the deal. Rides to places where people spend money want to be free, but more on that next year. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Burger King turns real car crashes at its restaurants into ads to promote their delivery service. I’d like to take this opportunity to profess my love for BK management. They get it. LINK

Ride-hailing firm Grab invests $100 million in OYO Hotels & Homes. OYO claims to have…

Madrid gives Lime, Wind, and VOI 72 hours to remove their scooters from the streets. City blames companies for their users not reading and/or obeying city usage rules. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: After removing all scooters from their streets, Santa Monica will allow a few scooters companies back …. for an annual fee of $20,000 plus a $130 fee per-device per year. LINK

H/T Teo Ortega via LinkedIn

How to convert a Bird / Lime scooter share into a never have to share scooter for $32 in 3 easy steps:

  1. “Borrow” a Bird / Lime off the street
  2. Buy this $32 kit…

General Motors Company will kill Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Impala. GM is Poised to close as many as 5 plants and will cut 15% of salaried workers. LINK

  • FLASHBACK VIDEO: “When I’m not the president, I’ll drive a Volt,” Said President Obama LINK

The Chinese publicly shame their citizens on giant billboards for jaywalking. To shame as many people as possible China is using facial recognition software. This is the story of 大哥 (big brother) publicly shaming a bus ad model for jaywalking. The bus model later thanked the police. China. LINK

Injured scooter riders are flooding US emergency rooms. Liability…

After bitter rivalry, Uber partners with MV Transportation, a company that provides paratransit services across the US and Canada to improve wheelchair-accessible rides in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, and Washington, DC LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber, Lyft, Via Sue City Over Wheelchair Requirements LINK

After bitter rivalry, Uber partners with Orlando’s Mears, Southeast’s largest taxi companies. Uber grows its supply of vehicles. Mears gains access to Uber’s consumers. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Travis Kalanick: “We’re in a political campaign, and the candidate is Uber and the opponent is an asshole named Taxi.” LINK

It’s not just any billboard. It’s a Chinese…

In this week’s newsletter … The #PinkTax, GM’s Lawnmower Sharing program, and who the hell planted 40 trees in the middle of the road?

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Nike is marketing “the Perfect Commuting Sneaker”. They are targeting people who walk an estimated five miles a day. A pair will set you back $209 bucks. LINK

Adidas and Transport for London to launch limited edition sneaker that comes with a FREE £80 Oyster Card. A pair will set you back $650 bucks on the eBay. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Adidas and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe to launch limited edition sneaker that comes with a…

In this week’s newsletter … Pizza Hut develops fully-automated mobile kitchen, Chuck D calls ride-sharing stupid and the $100 billion question … will Amazon acquire Lyft?

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VIDEO: Pizza Hut develops fully-automated mobile kitchen on a zero-emissions truck. The robot cooks pizzas while a human is driving to the customer. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Domino’s trains reindeer to deliver pizza for Christmas. LINK

PREDICTION: Amazon will acquire Lyft in the next 18 months thus crushing Uber’s IPO. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber introduces an Amazon Prime-style monthly subscription service.LINK

Uber driver lets high school student car surf to make an extra 40 bucks

In this week’s newsletter … Ubers Amazon Prime-style monthly subscription service, zip-on bicycle tire and the legal temp. to transporting cattle.

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Mount Vernon considers taxi permits for certain felons. Taxi applicants with non-violent felony convictions for drugs, burglaries and white-collar thefts would be considered for a permit LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber touts corporate policy to offer felons a second chance. Non-violent convicts like prostitutes, thieves and fraudsters will be allowed to get behind the wheel of Uber cars in two more states under a new plan the company is rolling out. LINK

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Anthony Barba

2nd generation immigrant Entrepreneur • Editor @TWiMobility • #TEDx speaker & storyteller • Aspiring Catholic & meditator • Father & Husband

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