Electric Bikes

Row of silver and blue Divvy e-bikes at bike share station in Chicago, Illinois.

E-Bikes Contributing to Bike Share Growth

Shared mobility users are gravitating toward e-bikes, which make cycling easier and more accessible for a larger segment of the population.

May 5, 2024 - Route Fifty

Two people on bikes on trail on green lawn with Denver, Colorado skyline in background.

Colorado Bike Shops Slow to Join E-Bike Rebate Program

The state says starting in 2025, they will be able to reimburse businesses on a quarterly rather than annual basis.

April 4, 2024 - Colorado Public Radio

Woman in purple helmet on orange e-bike with baby in seat on back of bike.

E-Bike Lending Libraries Offer Free Access to a New Mode

For people who can’t afford to buy an e-bike, or aren’t sure if they want to make the investment, e-bike libraries offer a risk-free way to try one out.

March 18, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

Person on folding electric bike wearing messenger bag resting foot on ground on urban street.

New Jersey Senate Committee Passes E-Bike Insurance Bill

Lawmakers say the admittedly flawed bill will undergo changes before its final passage.

February 18, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Person on bike on New Jersey boardwalk.

Opinion: New Jersey’s E-Bike Insurance Proposal Would Have Chilling Effect on Micromobility

A proposal to require insurance for low-speed electric bikes could hamper the adoption of non-auto modes, advocates argue.

February 15, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

Black e-bike with red food delivery bags locked at bike rack on New York City street.

New York Launches Nation’s First Micromobility Trade-In Program

The program addresses safety concerns about e-bikes and e-scooters by letting residents trade in non-UL compliant devices.

September 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Rear view of man riding electric bike wearing business suit with large leather messenger bag slung across his back

Taking on the Bad E-Bike Takes

How to spot a bad-faith e-bike story.

August 10, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Close-up of Citi Bike electric shared bikes parked at a station

Why Can’t Citi Bike Keep its E-Bikes Running?

Citi Bike’s e-bikes are becoming too popular for their own good as Lyft struggles to keep up with maintenance and charging.

August 1, 2023 - Curbed

White electric bike logo on asphalt

California E-Bike Rebate Takes Shape

The California Air Resources Board plans to launch an e-bike incentive program later this year.

April 30, 2023 - Streetsblog California

Close-up of person sitting on electric bike

Federal E-Bike Rebate Bill Reintroduced

The bill, part of an effort to encourage active transportation for short trips and take cars off U.S. roads, would cover 30 percent of the cost of an electric bike.

March 23, 2023 - Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Father riding cargo bike with one child in cargo basket and one child riding bike alongside on sunny tree-lined path

California Launches E-Bike Incentive Program

The state is directing $13 million to a program to help low-income Californians purchase electric and cargo bikes, but limited bike infrastructure keeps many California streets unsafe for cyclists.

February 6, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Young bearded man with helmet setting up battery on back of electric bike

Proposed D.C. E-Bike Subsidy Packs an Economic Punch, Analysis Finds

A proposed rebate on electric bikes in the District would be more cost-effective in reducing gasoline miles driven than electric car subsidies thanks to the higher elasticity of e-bike demand.

January 31, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Three people with bikes stopping to chat on grassy field with Atlanta, Georgia skyline in background

Atlanta Considers E-Bike Subsidy

The city could join others in offering rebates on e-bikes to get more people out of their cars and reduce traffic and carbon emissions.

January 5, 2023 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Father riding cargo bike with one child in cargo basket and one child riding bike alongside on sunny tree-lined path

The Multi-Faceted Benefits of E-Bikes

Advocates say incentivizing e-bikes is a quick and effective way to reduce carbon emissions and shift U.S. transportation priorities away from car-oriented planning.

January 4, 2023 - NPR

Three Lyft electric scooters parked on a sidewalk in West Los Angeles

Lyft Pulls Micromobility From Los Angeles Area

The company will no longer provide shared bikes and scooters in the L.A. region, citing a ‘lack of longterm commitment’ from cities.

November 25, 2022 - Santa Monica Daily Press

Two silver Rivian electric pick-up trucks driving down road with blurry grass on roadside

Rivian CEO Talks Battery Tech, Supply Chain Issues

As its electric trucks hit the streets, the electric truck maker has their eye on micromobility and battery supply chains.

October 27, 2022 - Tech Crunch

People on bikes in downtown Denver, Colorado

Success of Denver’s E-Bike Rebate Continues Unabated

The city’s latest round of vouchers were snapped up by the public within minutes of being released, showing the unrelenting popularity of the e-bike rebate program.

October 17, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Two people on bikes in San Diego, California

Rent-to-Own Program Gives San Diegans Access to E-Bikes

A program that distributed over 400 e-bikes to low-income San Diego residents is poised to go statewide.

September 26, 2022 - Next City

Bikes on Marcy Ave, new York

Centering Bikes in the Future of Mobility

Those in search of high-tech solutions for urban congestion and pollution often overlook the bicycle as a powerful, if simple, tool for reducing both and improving urban transportation.

September 12, 2022 - Next City

Group of bicyclists on a city street

Missing From the Climate-Energy Legislation: Bikes!

Missing from the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, the significant climate legislation which passed the Senate on a 51-50 party-line vote on Sunday with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, is any mention of bikes.

August 9, 2022 - The Washington Post

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