State releases school transportation guide for local planning amid coronavirus pandemic

State education officials on Wednesday released a set of bus transportation guidance for local officials to use as they put together fall school plans.

The “core health and safety practices” in the document sent by Department of  Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley to superintendents and local school officials includes a requirement all students and staff wear a mask at all times, with exceptions allowed for students with medical or behavioral issues.

Seating will be limited to one student per bench seat, with children from the same household allowed to sit together.

Windows will be required to be open at all times — except for in cases of extreme weather.

Acknowledging the difficulties created by changes, the department suggests local officials consider “strategies such as adding bus routes, staggering schedules, and pursuing a waiver for student learning time requirements if needed.”

DESE also directs districts to make an estimate

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First-time car buyer tips, guide, checklist

  • Lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic are making first-time car buyers out of many.
  • Whether you’re buying new or used, it’s important to do your research before you commit to anything.
  • Vehicle maintenance is also an important thing to remember.
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Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking public transportation or flying might not seem so safe right now.

For many, the next logical step is to consider car ownership. People who have never owned a car before now suddenly find themselves endeavoring on the daunting task of car buying for the first time ever.

Car dealerships, in response to a drastic decline in foot traffic in their showrooms, have adopted virtual tours and car deliveries to make the process easier for those wishing to stay safe. But the dealership is just a small part of the whole process — there are a number of

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Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism – Mikael Colville-Andersen

The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever. It is the single most important tool for improving our cities. Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities life-sized—to scale cities for humans. It is time to cement the bicycle firmly in the urban narrative in US and global cities.

Enter urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen. He has worked for dozens of global cities on bicycle planning, strategy, infrastructure design, and communication. He is known around the world for his colorful personality and enthusiasm for the role of bike in urban design. In Copenhagenize, he shows cities how to effectively and profitably re-establish the bicycle as a respected, accepted, and feasible form of transportation.

Building on his popular blog of the same name, Copenhagenize offers vivid project descriptions, engaging stories, and best practices, alongside

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Electric Vehicle Guide | SIERRA

Uber and Lyft are omnipresent in my daily life.
I turn on my phone in the morning and there’s a notification that I still owe a driver a…

Feb 26, 2020 – 8:46am

Uber and Lyft are omnipresent in my daily life.
I turn on my phone in the morning and there’s a notification that I still owe a driver a tip and a rating. I listen to music that name-drops the…

Innovation is a ubiquitous noun among automakers, and people attending auto shows across the nation this year are bound to hear executives say it more…

Feb 19, 2020 – 2:26pm

Innovation is a ubiquitous noun among automakers, and people attending auto shows across the nation this year are bound to hear executives say it more than once. Many of them will brag about their…

Feb 19, 2020 – 8:11am

Sierra Club organizer David Alicea charging his EV

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Vehicle Bolt Pattern Guide – Vehicle Lug Reference

The bolt pattern, lug pattern, or bolt circle is the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs. Bolt patterns can be 4, 5, 6, or 8 lug holes. A bolt circle of 4×100 would indicate a 4 lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 100mm. The bolt pattern is comprised


of two numbers – the first indicates how many bolt holes are on the wheel, and the other describes how far apart they are. A bolt pattern of 5-115mm would mean the wheel has five bolt holes and they are 115mm apart (measured across the center of the wheel). Dual Bolt Pattern: More and more manufacturers are building their wheels with two bolt patterns. This expands the number of fitments the wheel applies to. For example: a wheel with a 4-100/114.3 bolt pattern has 8 lug holes and will fit both 4-100mm

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Top 10 Best Bell Bicycle Adult Helmets Buyer’s Guide 2020

Are you a Best bell bicycle adult helmets enthusiast? If so then you may want to read the list of top 10 Best bell bicycle adult helmets.

We spent 58 hours to find a best option for you is a Thalia Women’s Bike Helmet, which comes with amazing features you’ve never heard before.It is the Best bell bicycle adult helmets available in the market today. However, if you don’t want to spend big on bell bicycle adult helmets, then you should absolutely go for Bell Sanction Adult Full Face Bike Helmet (Presences Matte Black (2019) which comes with all the basic features one could expect in bell bicycle adult helmets.

To help you in your search, we have completed this list of the Best bell bicycle adult helmets.

Top 10 Best Bell Bicycle Adult Helmets

1. Thalia Women’s Bike Helmet

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The Beginner’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

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Illustration: Sam Woolley

I had always been a bike purist. Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. Sure, it still got me where I needed to go, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. As a total beginner, I discovered picking the right bike isn’t as simple as I thought. From frame size to extra features, here’s how to find your perfect ride.

Choose the right bike type based on your needs

When I walked into my local bike shop and they asked what I was looking for, I had no idea what to say beyond, “a really cool bike.” I didn’t know where to start, so I told them I just wanted something for riding around the neighborhood. Even then, I discovered there were options.

The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) lists the general types of bikes you can

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Auto Layout Guide: Understanding Auto Layout


Understanding Auto Layout

Auto Layout dynamically calculates the size and position of all the views in your view hierarchy, based on constraints placed on those views. For example, you can constrain a button so that it is horizontally centered with an Image view and so that the button’s top edge always remains 8 points below the image’s bottom. If the image view’s size or position changes, the button’s position automatically adjusts to match.

This constraint-based approach to design allows you to build user interfaces that dynamically respond to both internal and external changes.

External Changes

External changes occur when the size or shape of your superview changes. With each change, you must update the layout of your view hierarchy to best use the available space. Here are some common sources of external change:

  • The user resizes the window (OS X).

  • The user enters or leaves Split View on an iPad

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Car Buying Guide for New and Used Vehicles

Welcome to the best free car buying guide! We have been educating car buyers since 1999. We cover everything you need to know about buying new or used cars and avoiding car dealer scams. We will review key resources like TrueCar and RydeShopper.

Complete guide to buying a new car. We will help you avoid the traditional negotiating hassles. You will learn how to get the best deal and avoid all of the common dealer tricks and scams.

Learn all of the important steps when buying a used car. We will cover all topics including choosing a car, getting quotes, negotiating with the seller and protecting yourself from buying a lemon.

We give you the truth that dealers don’t want you to know. We level the playing field, teaching you how to get the best price on a car, while allowing for a fair dealer profit. We give you useful,

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The 2019 Consumer Car Lease Guide

Auto leasing has become very popular in the last few years as consumers are challenged to find affordable automobile financing alternatives in the current economy. Car leasing has grown to record levels never before seen.

Many people who could benefit from leasing a car have misconceptions, don’t know how it works, or how to determine if it’s right for them. Some people now leasing are paying too much because they didn’t know a good lease deal from a bad one.

Buy Lease KitLeaseGuide.com helps you understand auto leasing, how to lease a car the smart way, who should lease (and who should not), how to find monthly lease payments, calculate lease vs buy, and how to get the best lease deals.

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