TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, PRACTICE AND PROGRESS


            Communities Struggle to Keep Pace with E-bike BoomED MURRAY

Communities Struggle to Keep Pace with E-bike Boom

Look to new regulations, infrastructure

E-bikes have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years as a tool to fight climate change and reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, some regions are grappling with how to regulate e-bikes and where to put them.


            Over 1,500 Apply for Atlanta E-Bike Incentives in 2 DaysPROPEL ATL

Over 1,500 Apply for Atlanta E-Bike Incentives in 2 Days

Atlanta is among the latest cities to offer tax credits for e-bike purchases, with a goal to distribute 1,000 vouchers -- more than 1,500 people signed up for the program within 48 hours of its launch.


            Tampa: Predictable Weather, Flat Topography Makes for Good E-bike Environment

Tampa: Predictable Weather, Flat Topography Makes for Good E-bike Environment

A pilot e-bike incentive in Tampa last year awarded 180 vouchers from almost 1,000 applications. This year, the city plans to award 260 vouchers, valued at $570,000, in two funding cycles.


            NYC Takes Action Amid Rising E-bike Battery FiresED MURRAY

NYC Takes Action Amid Rising E-bike Battery Fires

Lithium-ion batteries made e-bikes more convenient and popular. Regulators at various levels try to address battery fires and deadly crashes.


            E-Bikes Offer New Mobility for Older AdultsKevin Ortiz

E-Bikes Offer New Mobility for Older Adults

A survey found four takeaways as to why those 50 and older own an e-bike or not.


 
Pedestrian Deaths Continue Climbing

Pedestrian deaths continue to rise in the United States, with 7,522 people struck and killed while walking in 2022. read more

Most Bikeshares See Ridership Grow

Most docked bikeshare systems experienced an increase in ridership last year, led by expansion in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. read more

Survey: Risky Charging Behavior by Micromobility Owners

AMID SOARING SALES of e-bikes and e-scooters in recent years, there’s a lack of awareness among owners about the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices that could lead to risky behavior and even deadly fires, according to recent surveys. read more

Remote Work v. Emissions v. Transit Ridership

RESEARCHERS ARE IN the midst of trying to sort out the impacts of remote work since the pandemic on transit systems and the environment. read more

Study Examines Safety in Cities with High, Low Biking Rates 

MORE BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE can improve safety for all road users as it heightens the visibility and awareness of bicyclists and pedestrians have “strength in numbers” but the strongest relationship with improved safety are lower vehicle speeds and fewer vehicle trips that are likely a result of high-density land use development and transportation networks. read more