By Richard Peace.
34% of British people would choose an electric bike over public transport says a recent survey of a thousand people conducted by One Poll for Shimano.
Of course, ‘would’ implies a the change from public transport to e-bikes if something else happens.
In this case the survey results implied high e-bike cost and the perception of cycling safety were barriers to a switch from public transport to e-bikes.
Government subsidy of e-bikes was cited as a factor that would persuade public transport users to consider two wheels instead, as was the provision of more safe cycling infrastructure. [Read more…]