The Portland Electric Bike Expo Report

The city of Portland Oregon is all about bikes and it was fitting to have the Electric Bike Expo in this city that continues to push the envelope of bike infrastructure and bike culture in the U.S.

The highlights of the #PDX Expo were a policy makers ride hosted by the mayor of Milwalkie, a lot of local media coverage, a lucky Tempo eBike winner, Bixby the wild eBike traveling dog and her human, and many eBike smiles on and off the test track!

The Portland Electric Bike Expo was scheduled to coincide with May being Bike Month and all of the activities [Read more…]

Survey Says: Electric Bikes Enable More People to Ride Bikes, More Often!

Electric bikes = More people riding bikes, more often!

Electric bikes = More people riding bikes, more often! Photo credit to Turbo Bob.

The results are in from a recent electric bike survey: 55% of those surveyed had ridden a traditional bike weekly or daily.  That jumped to 93% after they bought an e-bike!

6% of those surveyed had not ridden a bike as an adult.  With an electric bike, 89% of those now ride daily or weekly!

Those are just a few of the stats from an e-bike survey that was directed by John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC).  John is also a research associate at  [Read more…]

Electric Bike Research? Your Input Can Help Improve E-Biking in the US!

Electric bikes and the e-mobility sector is a new and emerging way of sustainable transportation.

John MacArthur and his team from Portland State University are currently researching e-bike use and they want to hear from you about your e-biking experience!

This project aims to gain greater understanding of how e-bikes can be integrated into a sustainable transportation system in [Read more…]