With Some Encouragement, E-Bikes Could Boost Ridership

Denver Post editorial encouraging local gov't support for electric bicycles and scooters.

Published: 06-Oct-2010

Forecasting the future is always tricky, but European-style bicycle technology that incorporates small motors to boost rider power appears to be a rising trend here.

While we admit a part of us will always favor those old-fashioned, human-powered bicycles, we're intrigued by what the technology might mean in terms of boosting bicycle commuting and overall ridership.

This is no conspiracy. We think the electric-bicycles — or e-bikes — could help increase bicycle commuting and help clear congested roads and decrease pollution.

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