The authors would like to thank the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) and PeopleforBikes for funding for the project and support during the project. We would particularly like to thank Morgan Lommele from PeopleforBikes, Jonathan Weinert from Bosch eBike Systems, and Larry Pizzi from Raleigh Electric for all of their input, feedback and efforts on the project to make sure it was successful. We’d also like to thank all the respondents for their input and all the companies, organizations, and stores that helped get the word out about the survey. This project was additionally funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) under grant number 1041.
Electric bicycles -- Oregon -- Portland, Cyclists -- Oregon -- Portland -- Public opinion, Electric bicycles -- Effect on reducing barriers to cycling
Electric bicycle (e-bike) use is a rising phenomenon in North America, as a growing number of manufacturers produce a variety of bicycles which can accommodate the needs of diverse populations. With the growth of the e-bike industry, e-bike users are an increasingly integral part of both the transportation network and recreational trail system. However, little research has been conducted on e-bikes within North America, especially on the individuals who have purchased e-bikes.
MacArthur, John, Christopher Cherry, Michael Harpool and Daniel Scheppke. Electric Boost: Insights from a National E-bike Owner Survey. Project Brief NITC-RR-1041. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2018.