Sara and Kyle take a look into the future of bicycling with electric bicycles! E-bikes are growing in popularity across the U.S. among individual users, and now most bike share systems are adding an e-bike component to all or part of their fleet. Featuring an interview with Morgan Lommele, E-Bike Campaign Manager at PeopleForBikes, the Bike Nerds discuss the evolution of e-bike policy in the U.S. and what opportunities e-bikes offer for increased bike use. PhD candidate and researcher working with the Biking Public Project in NYC (and past Bike Nerds Podcast guest), Do Lee, provides thoughts on the current e-bike crackdown by NYPD and the effects this enforcement action has on immigrant delivery cyclists and the larger eco-system of bike advocacy.
The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Bike Fixation by Saris. Visit www.bikefixation.com/bikenerds for a full array of bicycle parking and infrastructure products.