Electric bikes can improve air quality through ultra-low emission commuting, support healthy lifestyles, and open access to opportunities.They can achieve this by attracting a wider range of people cycling and increasing the number of trips people can make by bike.
• Electric bikes can attract new riders: One in three of the people using the Shared Electric Bike Programme bikes had rarely or never cycled before they started using the shared electric bikes
• Electric bikes can improve health and well-being: Regular riders reported that when riding an electric bike, 58% felt happier and 41% felt healthier.
• Electric bikes can enable new types of utility cycling trips: The average length of trips switched is 5 miles, compared to 3 miles by traditional bikes.
• Electric bikes can reduce car use: In one commuter scheme 46% of regular shared electric bike trips were previously made by private car as a passenger, driver or in a taxi.
• 2,667 participants made 11,702 journeys travelling 27,431 miles.