E316 – Steve Banfield’s New Take on Carsharing



Steve Banfield is the man leading ReachNow out of the planning room and into the future to provide a new take on point-to-point car rentals, and it turns out it’s an approach that is not only smart, but also promises to be classy, easy, spacious, benevolent, and perhaps even someday autonomous!  We chat about the fleet of BMW and Mini vehicles that will be rolling out in Portland this week, how they can help meet the transport needs of low-car lifestyles, and what it’s like to take your mom to the top of the Space Needle.  “Free-floating car share” for the win!

Also: Brock and Aaron did the #freshhopcentury!

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 17: Brock’s band – Seventy Six 10 year album anniversary show
September 24: 4-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes **For full ride details and ride RVSP go here:https://www.facebook.com/events/503994316458125/
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headlines

BY JOCELYN GAUDI: A REFLECTION OF SEVEN YEARS SPENT CYCLING IN PORTLAND
FROM BRANDEN SHELBY: THE EXBURY EGG

From citilab.com: Bad Trains, Explained
From oregonlive.com via dudeluna: Forest Grove police log: Nothing illegal about ‘mobile grilling’

Mail

Aaron Green donated some more money, Thanks!

Aqua Gives us 5 Stars on iTunes, Thanks!

Jalet F on our Metrofiets riding: “Like driving a Corvette Stingray with all that nose out ahead. :)”

Soon-to-be field reporter Jim Goodin on CitiBike

Jay Ting Walker is torn…listen while riding or not?

From Patrick Archain: “The good mood [on E313] was contagious and brought many smiles.”

From Mac-Nurse David: you gonna play at the Disaster Relief Trials?

Phil writes in!  He’s a badass with a bear on his back, as usual.

Brian Benson has a favor to ask: rate Going Somewhere on Goodreads
BONUS POINTS: Rate the book.
DOUBLE BONUS: Write a review!

Fine Print
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