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commute, electric bike, health, road, transport, urban -

We who already ‘electric bike’ around the country know just how great they are, and can talk your head off about the many reasons why.   The Guardian recently published a great, in-depth article about our growing commuter and spare-time pursuit, with Bristolian Philip Dalton the evangelical convert. The 44-year-old man cover a huge 56-mile round-trip commute to Bristol, and part of that includes the menacing Mendip hills. A noticeable quote from Philip, “In the four months I’ve been using my e-bike I’ve got much fitter without really noticing it and don’t have to waste time at the gym because...

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In a wonderful sign of the way cycling is becoming the future preferred mode of transport for commuters, the central Glasgow 96,250 sq ft New Exchange development features more than 4,000 sq ft of high-quality basement cycling facilities, including 108 cycle spaces, 108 lockers and 12 showers, for its 700-odd employee capacity. “We think we can make more money through our sustainability strategy, not less,” says managing partner Basil Demeroutis. “We sell it as a feature, and hope to attract a more interesting mix of tenants, willing to pay higher rents and buy into the lifestyle the building represents”. In...

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bicycle, electric bike, eMTB, sales, Switzerland, urban -

2016 saw electric bikes sales make up nearly 25% of all bicycle sales in Switzerland. 325,000 total sales, with 75,665 of them e-bikes. E-MTBs were a large part of this with 36% (20,761 units) of the total electric share. Although 400,00 electric bikes have been sold in Switzerland in total now. In non-electric figures, 27.5 inch wheel size bikes were up in sales, whereas the 29 inch category was down, as was the 26 inch category. Source

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electric bike, pollution, urban, white paper -

With governments around the world hopeful that roads will become less reliant on cars, within the white paper under the “Future Approaches” segment are two banners recommending the promotion of active travel as a solution, as well as research that outlines the potential of the electric bike in reducing car mileage. In one study the TRL Academy ran alongside 80 Brighton-based volunteers, e-bikes were loaned for a six-to-eight-week period. At the end of that trial three quarters of subjects were shown to have used their bikes to ride 15 to 20 miles per week on Brighton’s mixed terrain, with an...

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children, cycling, Denmark, infrastructure, safety, urban -

Studies show 99% of the Danish population consider themselves to be cyclists! Even better, 96% of Danes believe we need to take active steps make it possible for more children to cycle to school. “I love to cycle. I’ve got no clue why,” says Emilie, a six-year-old Danish girl. She is with her friend Vilja, who’s the same age. “When I cycle, I can go to new places faster,” she says in a recent Danish campaign for cycling. I think we can all emphasise with these feelings, and actually the assistance you get from an electric bike amplifies this exhilaration....

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