Vehicles: Electric Bicycles
Electric bikes form part of cities’ micro-mobility landscape; and as they can cover relatively longer distances, they are becoming more practical for first and last mile connectivity. Electric bicycles are equipped with pedals and a battery-powered motor that provides an assist to the rider. They are appealing to a wide range of user groups, compared to the traditional bicycles. A large-scale shift to this mode of transport therefore presents authorities the opportunity to reduce private car use and derive substantial environmental benefits from city transportation systems. There is increasing rate of adoption of electric bicycles in cities around the world, both in individual ownership and for sharing systems; and expectations are that this mode of transport is given the necessary backing in terms of establishing the required supporting infrastructure (such as charging, cycle lanes and parking) as well as policy innovations (such as incentive schemes for users, public funding, safety measures) to mainstream this mode into the wider sustainable transportation network in cities.
Below you will find a selection of relevant tools related to the thematic area.
Policy and Planning tools
Capacity building tools
E-mobility business models