E-bikes will turbo charge more than our emissions efforts

By Ian Ross
Updated April 26 2018 - 2:37pm, first published April 23 2018 - 2:57pm

Would you ride a bike to work if it meant you didn’t need to break a sweat? The availability of affordable electric bikes is making cycle commuting a convenient option for people who would normally drive a car to work due to the distance between home and their workplace. E-bikes make it easier and quicker to ride longer distances than would be possible on an ordinary bike, making a 5–15km cycle commute a doable option for people with low to average fitness. In a spread-out city like Canberra, e-bikes have the power to get more people out of their cars and on to bikes, allowing the ACT not just to meet its active travel targets, but to turbo-charge our progress on greenhouse gas reduction.

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