CEE Associate Professor Chris Cherry and Portland State University research associate John MacArthur published an e-bike survey funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities that has been cited by Bicycle Retailer and The Washington Post.
The survey of nearly 1,800 e-bike users in the US and Canada identified some emerging trends among users, most notably that having access to an e-bike can overcome many barriers to biking. Common barriers include hills, lengthy distances, and not wanting to arrive at destinations sweaty. Respondents also reported being able to transport children by bike more easily, and reported that they also felt safer on e-bikes. Follow the links below to read each article.
Washington Post: As e-biking grows, US cities consider easing rules on where the machines may be used
Bicycle Retaile: Survey says: E-bike users love the things … and use them often