New modes of delivery are coming to New York. Via Gothamist:
New York City is joining Seattle and Berlin and other major cities in allowing for electric cargo bikes to park in commercial loading zones, in an effort to ease congestion and pollution. The pilot will apply to 100 bikes operating in Manhattan below 60th Street. “We really need to catch up here in New York,” Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told reporters at a press conference in Midtown on Wednesday afternoon.
…but now UPS and DHL have committed to using them too. According to an Amazon rep, every bike replaces a truck. DHL says they will have three of the delivery bikes, which can carry 150 shipments and 300 lbs, replacing three trucks. UPS will start with two, but none of their trucks will be taken off the street. …
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.