Sonoma Clean Power launches “Bike Electric” program

Provides customers with incentives for purchase of eBikes  According to a statement released March 8, Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is launching a new program focused on connecting income-qualified customers in need of clean, personal transportation. Transportation is the leading source of community-wide emissions in SCP’s service territory, and supporting the regional transition from gas-powered vehicles to vehicles fueled by clean electricity is one of SCP’s priorities. However, tackling… Continue reading Sonoma Clean Power launches “Bike Electric” program

New Bill Would Help Americans Buy E-Bikes

As President Biden gears up to give electric car buyers a federally subsidized discount, advocates are urging Congress not to forget the other electric vehicle that can do far more to save the planet: the humble electric bicycle. Congressional Bike Caucus Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) are pushing the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart… Continue reading New Bill Would Help Americans Buy E-Bikes

House bill would give refundable tax credit for purchase of e-bike

A bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives would give a refundable tax credit of up to $1,500 on the purchase of a new e-bike. Authored by Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (E-BIKE) Act supports the use of e-bikes as a zero-carbon… Continue reading House bill would give refundable tax credit for purchase of e-bike

France gears up to promote bike & train intermodality

A new law adopted in France at the beginning of 2021 is set to boost the combination of bikes and trains in the country for decades to come. Developed in parallel to the European Regulation on Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations, which was approved on 1st October 2020, the French law will require there to be at least 8 bicycle… Continue reading France gears up to promote bike & train intermodality

How the e-bike saved the cycling industry

A few years ago, the notion of Italian-made carbon fibre electric road bikes would have been ridiculous. Today, most legacy Italian road bike brands market a model with batteries on-board and a mid-drive motor.  The e-bike growth story of 2020 has been exhaustively promoted, but the numbers still make for amazing statistical relevance. Demand for… Continue reading How the e-bike saved the cycling industry

Sydney cycling: has the city that ‘hates bikes’ finally turned the corner?

When the officials charged with making cycling safer and more accessible in Sydney meet their international counterparts, they can expect to be greeted with a mixture of incredulity and sympathy. “I don’t think anyone has a tougher time than we do,” says the City of Sydney’s executive manager of cycling strategy, Sebastian Smyth. That has… Continue reading Sydney cycling: has the city that ‘hates bikes’ finally turned the corner?