Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Why don't we see electric bicycles everywhere?

Here's a well presented piece (offending only with a misspelling of "Campy") about the forces acting AGAINST the electric bicycle, so often presented as the transport saviors of our cities. From Grist online, thanks to my buddy Donald in far-off Mexico City.

1 comment:

Larry and Heather said...

PARKING! That's the issue. When parking becomes so expensive or difficult, people will consider alternatives to giant cars. Whether they get a Smart, scooter, electric bike or a good old-fashioned pedal one, who cares? If the US was serious about this stuff they'd a)put a large tax on vehicle fuel b)make parking expensive and difficult everywhere. We're not holding oru breath but hey, we FINALLY have a decent healthcare program so who knows what could happen?