CW 5Q: Richard Walker Zero Motorcycles’ CEO plots an electric road map.
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From its humble beginning producing electric mountain bikes, Zero has become the world’s leading manufacturer of zero-emissions motorcycles. During the 2015 press introduction at company headquarters in Scotts Valley, California, we pinned down Richard Walker, the Chief Executive Officer, to get his take on where the electric-bike market is headed.

Q: Since Zero was founded in 2007, it has only had to compete with other small makers of electric bikes. Now some major players are toeing the waters. How do you feel about that?
A: We’ve consistently felt that when the big names come in to put a stake in the ground and say electric is part of their future, all it does is validate what we’re doing and show that we’re not the only ones who think that electric is going to be a significant part of the motorcycle business in the future. One of the things that we cannot do by ourselves is educate the market on what electric is. We’ve just not got the resources to do that. Harley-Davidson going around the country with its Project Livewire has now got a whole bunch of people exposed to electric bikes. They’re also taking it to Europe. When you get the big boys coming in like this and talking about it…………… continues on Cycleworld

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Betsy’s bills: State senator tackles Hanthorn Cannery lease, levee bills, more
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By Edward Stratton

The Daily Astorian

JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian

The 134-year-old Pier 39, historically known as the Hanthorn Cannery, would be exempted from lease requirements with the Department of State Lands under proposed Senate Bill 11.

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