Tom Babin has penned a great piece over at the LA Times highlighting a few of the huge reasons why electric bikes are just so flaming great!
He remarks on the no-sweat work commute reason ‘Studies have shown the prospect of arriving at work sweaty is one of the biggest impediments to getting would-be bike commuters out of their cars.’
Another is the ‘outdated attitude that sees bikes only as a recreational athletic opportunity rather than a practical transportation option’
Babin states that 152,000 e-bikes were sold last year in the US, a figure that would be more than 5 million if Americans used them at the same rate as western Europeans.
Tom Babin is the author of “Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling.” He blogs about bikes at shifter.info.
Source: LA Times