The biggest obstacle to everyone in the UK riding any kind of bike (electric, tandem, recliner, unicycle) is the infrastructure. An advantage of electric bikes is the fact that you can choose the safest route as opposed to the shortest route, because electric power means you don’t have to worry cycling an extra five miles if need be.
Cyclists despair about the state of old cycle lanes, as sometimes they’re so bad that it’s simply safer to ride on the road rather than a bumpy, cracked path - something drivers can often fail to appreciate ('get in the cycle lane' etc etc)
In the north London suburb of Enfield, a battle rages over a 2014 decision by Transport for London (TfL) and mayor Boris Johnson to create a ‘mini-Holland’ along the A105, or ‘Green Lanes’ as it is known locally. The Guardian’s article goes on to detail the opposition to the project from many angles (council, residents, ), of which it seems the age-old battle between the cyclist and the motorist.