Cycling

Title: eBike charging infrastructure (short policy brief)

Organisation: London European Partnership for Transport (LEPT)
Date uploaded: 24th April 2019
Date published/launched: March 2019

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KEY ISSUES
E-bike users are older than the average population (Cherry & al., 2016).
E-bike users travel further than regular bike users (Plazier, Witkamp, 2017).
E-bike buyers tend to be non-cyclists (Fyhri, 2017).
E-bike users lack access to parking and charging infrastructure. It is the main perceived reason for not using one (Astegiano, Tampere, Beckx, 2015).
Users prefer not to store their e-bike at home or to leave it parked outside, fearing theft (Cycle BOOM report, 2016).
Lack of public charging is slightly less of an issue than for EVs due to the battery lasting longer. Providing secure residential charging is therefore important (Ibid.).

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
Integrating e-bike parking requirements in private and public planning agreements to increase their uptake.
There is a potential for mixed charging infrastructure allowing both for e-bikes and electric cars.

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