Cambridge Adds Electric Bike Share Program

Here’s a great idea!  Give people the chance to borrow an electric bike on their commute to work or around town for running their errands.  That is what is available to the workers at the Cambridge Science Park.  It is part of a program called Travel Plan Plus that allows the workers to “checkout” an electric bike for a while and use it as an alternative to a car.

Here is a quote from the program co-coordinator Gary Armstrong:

“The idea of the pool bike scheme is to remind and encourage people working in the area that there are alternatives to using the car – especially for [Read more…]

VIDEO: Benefits of Electric Bikes and a Great Way to Afford One

I just watched this video and I was impressed with the way that they presented the benefits of using an electric bike as an alternative to traditional means of transportation and what the UK has done to help employees afford buying an electric bike.

One of the points they make is that as kids we enjoyed riding a bicycle, but as adults many people have forgotten about bikes.  The electric bike is a cool way to get back into riding a bike for some fun and to use it as a practical hybrid electric vehicle to get around.

Another issue is the when riding to work, in general, people don’t want to arrive sweaty and dirty.  The electric assist really helps with [Read more…]