Jeff Wood
Urban Reads

Is the E-bike Tax Credit Dead?

All the city news you can use.

By - Aug 13th, 2022 12:00 pm
E-bike. (CC0 Public Domain).

E-bike. (CC0 Public Domain).

Every day at The Overhead Wire we sort through over 1,500 news items about cities and share the best ones with our email list. At the end of the week, we take some of the most popular stories and share them with Urban Milwaukee readers. They are national (or international) links, sometimes entertaining and sometimes absurd, but hopefully useful.

APA releases 2022 State of Transportation Planning: The American Planning Association has released a 324 page report on the State of Transportation Planning with an introduction by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and pieces on equity, public engagement, and new ideas. It’s a lot to digest but I think there’s probably something in there for everyone. (Various Authors | American Planning Association)

Office buildings on verge of midlife crisis: In the 1980s many cities around the country doubled their office space and nearly 1/3rd of today’s office building supply was produced. That means that many of those buildings are getting closer to reaching their 60 year useful life and will need complete renovations. However the slow down in office leasing might require complete reimagining, especially for older buildings that aren’t as attractive for businesses. (Patrick Sisson | Commercial Observer)

E-bike credits still possible: A lot of active transportation advocates are frustrated that electric cars got huge tax credits in the most recent reconciliation bill and e-bike credits were left on the cutting room floor. But the e-bike tax credit that was left out might come back later this year in another tax package. It would cost $4.1 billion to provide $900 in refundable credits. (Andrew Hawkins | The Verge)

Billionaires gonna NIMBY: An article by Jerusalem Demsas discusses the “do as I say not as I do” attitude towards housing construction that the billionaire class hold by sharing a letter venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife Laura wrote that opposed all new multifamily housing in their city of Atherton California, even after Andreessen wrote in 2020 that silicon valley needed more housing. (Jerusalem Demsas | The Atlantic)

The air conditioner’s role in politics, climate change: The air conditioning helped change the political landscape of the United States by allowing more people to move to hot sunbelt cities and the south and allowing congress to work year round in DC. But as the world warms due to climate change, more people will need air conditioning. But the air conditioning is part of the problem as it allows for spread out land use patterns and increases local heat through greater energy use. (Joseph M. Siry | Washington Post)

Quote of the Week

The take-home thing is that the faster you go, the more all bets are off. There’s a speed limit for a reason, and the faster you go, the more things happen that are all bad.

-UCLA emergency room Dr. Mark Morocco in the LA Times discussing the damage crashes do to human bodies after a high speed crash in LA left 6 people dead.

This week on the podcast, we’re joined by architecture journalist Alexandra Lange to talk about her book, Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall.

Want more links to read? Visit The Overhead Wire and signup.

Categories: Urban Reads

3 thoughts on “Urban Reads: Is the E-bike Tax Credit Dead?”

  1. NieWiederKrieg says:

    Overpopulation is the root cause of climate change, not greenhouse gases.

    There are 8 billion people on the planet today…
    There will be 14 billion people in 20 years…
    30 billion in 50 years…
    100 billion in 100 years…

    20 million people will be living in southeast Wisconsin and the I-94 Stadium Interchange will have to be widened to 12 lanes going east and 12 lanes going west. The average factory farm will be 1,000 acres large with 250,000 cows, 50 million chickens, and 5 trillion gallons of animal waste seeping into the wells, aquifers, rivers, and lakes..

  2. TransitRider says:

    Page 2 of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal has an article saying that some demographers say the world’s population is peaking and will never even reach 9 billion because of falling birthrates, especially in the 3rd World.

  3. NieWiederKrieg says:

    Demographers who say the world population will never reach 9 billion forget that human beings have little to no control over their sexual behavior when raging hormones control their mind and body, starting around 13 years of age.

    Some people, like Harvey Weinstein, are never able to control their raging hormones… Weinstein inseminated a potted plant in front of his female guest when she refused his sexual advances.

    And now that abortion is illegal in the US, America’s population will soon reach 1 billion. Mayor Cavalier Johnson says that his goal is to double the population of Milwaukee.

    The young couple who live across the street from me have two sons and two daughters (and three cats).

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us