Initially skeptical—some of us are “old school”—BEST sees e-bikes as an excellent solution to multiple transportation problems.
According to Fast Company, 2023 was the year of the electric bicycle (e-bike).
E-bikes can be practical for older adults and people with disabilities, who might have trouble riding traditional bikes.
According to Transportation for America, e-bikes have enormous potential to deliver affordable, clean, healthy and space-efficient transportation to the masses, but the feds and too many other leaders are passing up this opportunity in favor of electrifying motor vehicles.
The Colorado-based sustainability nonprofit RMI says that communities can save money and reduce pollution with even modest incentive programs.
Cargo e-bikes can help businesses get goods where they need to be quickly, efficiently and without emissions.
E-bikes even benefit people who drive: More cyclists means less traffic. More bikes means more parking. You could have better roads. More people riding bikes makes you richer.