Posts tagged with 'electric biking'
Bogotá Company Deploys 400 Free E-Bikes to Help Health Workers Respond to COVID-19
Bogotá Company Deploys 400 Free E-Bikes to Help Health Workers Respond to COVID-19
COVID-19 is shutting down urban transportation networks around the world. But to “flatten the curve” and save lives, critical frontline health workers still need to get to work. In Bogotá, Colombia, where the city has already experimented with providing emergency ...
Micromobility Needs a Shared Vocabulary
Micromobility Needs a Shared Vocabulary
Fueled by billions of dollars of venture capital funding, micromobility is making its mark on cities across the globe. In the United States, more than 45 million trips were made on shared electric bikes and electric scooters in 2018. Shared ...
5 Challenges and Solutions to Building Bike-Friendly Cities in Turkey
5 Challenges and Solutions to Building Bike-Friendly Cities in Turkey
The diverse economic, social and physical benefits of bicycling are no secret, yet many cities are hesitant to better accommodate growing numbers of bicycles on their streets. In October, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities organized a workshop with representatives from 16 ...
The rise of electric bikes in China necessitates infrastructure and policy shifts to ensure safety for all road users. Photo by Maciej Hrynczyszyn/Flickr.
China Transportation Briefing: E-bikes and the challenge of traffic safety
This article is one in our series of China Transportation Briefings. The series – exclusive to TheCityFix – shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested ...
Lyon, France, introduced the most recent "3+" bike-sharing generation. Photo by juicebox013.
Four generations of bike-sharing
Looking back at Amit Bhatt’s presentation on Financially Sustainable Public Bike-Sharing at Transforming Transportation 2013, I thought I would share with you the key moments and generations in the history of bike-sharing. Although it appears like a new trend, bike-sharing ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Bordeaux Unveils the "Ideal City Bike"
Bordeaux Unveils the "Ideal City Bike"
It looks like Bordeaux, France will be the next city to have its custom-designed bike for its bike-share program. Philippe Starck, a French product designer, unveiled the final rendering of the “ideal city bike” with Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe ...
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes
An electric, non-carbon emitting tricycle for adults is way more exciting than it sounds, especially when an international company like FedEx Corp. uses the bikes to deliver packages across the city of Paris. FedEx now has four tricycles making mail deliveries in ...
Make No Small Plans: Pedal Power Edition
Make No Small Plans: Pedal Power Edition
Two videos to start off your week. Each is an idea for adapting “pedal power” to high speeds. Here’s the first, the E-Rockit. It’s an electric bike that can go up to 80 kmph (around 50 mph). The pedals control ...
E-Bike Boom in China
E-Bike Boom in China
A woman rides her electric bike without a helmet in Beijing. Photo by Ethnocentrics. From TIME.com: On the Streets of China, Electric Bikes Are Swarming June 14, 2009 By Austin Ramzy In China, electric bicycles are leaving cars in the ...
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