-By Richard Shrubb
Could Electric Bikes Help Tackle Cities’ Pollution Problems?
Following the 2018 National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) National Electric Bike Owner Survey, lead author John MacArthur wanted to see if this was the case.
Published in May this year the white paper, MacArthur showed that e-bikes could remove 900 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases from Portland OR’s atmosphere every day.
In his previous research, MacArthur had seen that a significant number of e-bike trips would have previously been done by car thanks to a range of factors including age and mobility issues of those riding them, and the fact that riding an e-bike people will often travel double the distance they would a traditional bike. [Read more…]