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E-Bikes

September 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is providing guidance for cities struggling to reckon with the sudden evolution of transportation modes in urban areas.
Smart Cities Dive
September 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The Clean Cars 4 All program provides incentives for low-income Californians to replace old, polluting cars with an electric car or a transit pass. Now residents can also choose electric-assist bikes and bikeshare as a mobility option.
California Bicycle Coalition
August 13, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent study out of Europe reveals the potential of electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) to transition mobility away from cars.
Treehugger
June 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The state needs to pass legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters to give residents more mobility options and discourage driving.
Crain's New York Business
June 10, 2019, 10am PDT
Lyft may soon not be the sole bikeshare operation in San Francisco as the city looks to expand the system and open the market up to other companies.
Streetsblog USA
May 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The bikes offer a transportation option for older people where other modes fall short.
Fast Company
December 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Citi Bike's new owner is funding a massive expansion of the bike share system. Meanwhile ,City Hall is prepping for a battle over electric assist bikes and scooters.
StreetsBlog NYC
November 9, 2018, 11am PST
Bike share riders in Philadelphia will have the option of trying something a little zippier.
PlanPhilly
August 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
Bird and Lime launched their "Day Without A Scooter" protest this week.
Santa Monica Daily Press
July 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Manufacturers of electric bicycles, also known as pedal-assisted bikes and e-bikes, could be next on the Trump Administration's list for tariffs.
Streetsblog USA
July 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Electric-assist bikes, also known as e-bikes, will make it easier for more people to ride bikes, according to this opinion piece.
The Urbanist
July 6, 2018, 2pm PDT
Austin is one of the first cities where users can use Uber's new bike share system, after the transportation network company branched out earlier this year.
KXAN
May 31, 2018, 2pm PDT
Years before there was e-scooter-share, there was electric (Vespa-like) scooter-share in San Francisco by start-up Scoot. Now that they are ready to launch electric bikeshare, the city won't let them, unlike Barcelona, Spain where it began service.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 28, 2018, 5am PDT
As bikeshare operations have evolved and spread they've begun to differentiate, not just between docked and dockless, but also in terms of public or private ownership and electric and non-electric offerings.
CityLab
April 23, 2018, 8am PDT
Allowing bikes on sidewalks pits cyclists against pedestrians, an advocate argues.
Crosscut
April 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
Beleaguered transportation network company Uber has acquired JUMP, one of the dockless bikesharing companies making news in recent months in cities around the United States.
CNET
March 2, 2018, 1pm PST
Jefferson County, Colorado, an outdoor recreation paradise located between Denver and the Front Range, will begin allowing electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) on its trails.
The Denver Post
January 23, 2018, 6am PST
It looks like electric bikes are here to stay.
CNN
January 3, 2018, 2pm PST
For some delivery workers, many of whom are middle aged, getting around the city without an electric bike is impossible.
The Washington Post
October 23, 2017, 7am PDT
A new regional bikeshare program with all the latest advancements in bikeshare technology is on a fast-track in 16 Boston-area communities.
WickedLocal Concord