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Bird Applies E-Scooter Sharing Lessons to Sales of E-Bikes

By Tina Casey

The craze over e-bikes has taken off like a rocket, and it shows no signs of stopping. That’s a good development in terms of cutting carbon emissions related to car travel. The problem for an e-bike maker is how to set itself apart from the competition, which is growing hotter practically by the day. The micro-mobility company Bird is betting that its experience in the e-scooter sharing area could make a key difference.

08/23/21
                                                               

Cargo bikes deliver faster and cleaner than vans, study finds

By Damian Carrington Photo: Gill Allen/Rex/Shutterstock

Electric cargo bikes deliver about 60% faster than vans in city centres, according to a study. It found that bikes had a higher average speed and dropped off 10 parcels an hour, compared with six for vans.

08/05/21
                                                               

What Is the Best Electric Bike for Older or Novice Riders?

By Lloyd Alter Photo: Lloyd Alter

Over at Electric Bike Report, the real experts choose the Best Electric Bikes for Seniors 2021. They have actually tried every e-bike on their list and have been doing this for years, when I have seriously e-biked for only two years and have not tried nearly so many different models. But I do have a wish list of attributes that I think would be nice to have on a bike for anyone.

08/04/21
                                                               

Rad Power Bikes Completely Redid Its Flagship E-Bike

By Katherine Martinko

Rad Power Bikes has just announced a major redesign of its flagship electric bike, the RadRover. This fat-tire model was the one that launched the company’s direct-to-consumer business in 2015, and while it has undergone minor tweaks since then, this new version, called the RadRover 6 Plus, is its first full overhaul.

07/22/21
                                                               

Climate change is an imminent problem, but we can fix it with local solutions

By Luke Krchak

As summers get hotter, it seems like we are reaching a point of no return in the fight against climate change. However, we can still continue to fight by instilling change at the local level.

07/11/21
                                                               

4 Benefits of Commuting with a Bicycle as an Eco-Friendly Consumer

By Annie Qures Photo: Shutterstock

There are a lot of things that you can do to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle. One of these is to start riding a bicycle instead of driving everywhere. There are a ton of reasons why you might decide that owning a car just isn’t for you – financial reasons, environmental considerations, not having a far distance to travel regularly and a number of other important reasons. More and more people are opting to ditch vehicle ownership and opt for using public transport or other methods instead.

07/08/21
                                                               

Enthusiasm for cycling soared in Memphis during the pandemic, shows little sign of slowing

By Lucas Finton Photo: Lucas Finton

Many Memphians who started putting their feet to the pedals during the early parts of the pandemic might have picked up a long-lasting hobby. During much of the last year, heightened demand for bicycles led many local shops to resemble an early pandemic toilet paper aisle in Kroger. As people looked to find ways out of the house during the pandemic, many turned to bike shops for a fresh set of wheels or a new activity.

07/08/21
                                                               

The Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Fight Global Warming with Cycling

By Euan Burns

The COVID-19 pandemic has launched new words, trends, and issues into the public discourse that many people were never exposed to before. New habits and products have become commonplace seemingly out of nowhere. Of course, recreational cycling is not new to most of us. However, it has gained tremendous popularity during the pandemic.

06/28/21
                                                               

Meet the Dads Who Take Their Kids Everywhere on Electric Cargo Bikes

By Katherine Martinko Photo: Frank Todd

It is almost Father’s Day, which means it’s time to honor the many wonderful dads in our lives. Treehugger wants to do it this year with an eco-friendly twist—by profiling the extra-cool fathers who drive their kids around town using electric cargo bikes.

06/16/21