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Policy Brief: Electric Assisted Bikes (E-Bikes) Show Promise in Getting People out of Cars   

UCD-ITS-RR-19-17

Brief

BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative

Suggested Citation:
Fitch, Dillon T. (2019) Policy Brief: Electric Assisted Bikes (E-Bikes) Show Promise in Getting People out of Cars   . Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Brief UCD-ITS-RR-19-17

For over a decade, California has offered incentives towards the purchase of zero-emission vehicles as part of the state’s broader effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Expanding California’s incentive program for zero-emission vehicles to include electric assisted bikes (e-bikes) has been a point of recent discussion. This Policy Brief summarizes the existing evidence on the effects e-bicycling has on car travel, characteristics of e-bike incentive programs, and opportunities for increasing e-bicycling in California.

Key words: bicycles, travel behavior, incentives, subsidies