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Electric bicycle sales are growing 16x faster than general cycling. Here’s why

Electric bicycle sales are growing 16x faster than general cycling. Here’s why

Electric bicycle sales had been growing at an impressive rate in the US even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. But ever since the pandemic started, sales of e-bikes have skyrocketed. Now the latest numbers show that e-bikes sales aren’t cooling off anytime soon.  The latest figures were compiled by NPD and indicate a growth rate for electric bicycles of 240% in the 12 months leading up to July 2021. Interestingly, though, general cycling equipment only grew at a rate of 15%, showing that electric bicycles are leading the overall growth in the cycling industry. And making this all the more impressive is...

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Is the US becoming more bike friendly? 

Is the US becoming more bike friendly? 

If you’ve noticed more people biking in town over the last year or two, it’s not just in your head. Biking has exploded during the pandemic, with millions of Americans mounting bicycles for the first time in years. Is it the start of a long-term trend? There are good reasons to hope so. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse emissions in the U.S., and cars and light trucks account for 58 percent of transportation emissions. Switching from cars to bikes cuts emissions much faster than switching to electric cars. And motor vehicle accidents still kill more than 39,000 Americans a year—including more than 700 cyclists....

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World's most bike-friendly cities' revealed in new report

World's most bike-friendly cities' revealed in new report

The new Cycle Cities report from money.co.uk has revealed the ‘world’s most bike-friendly cities’, with Copenhagen, Tallinn and Amsterdam making up the top three. After researching a cross-section of cycling-related elements across 40 global cities – bicycle and e-bike rental costs, cycling laws, number of mapped bike paths per resident, pollution levels, elevation levels and average annual temperatures/rainfall levels – a ranking score was assigned to each location out of a possible 280. The ten cities emerging as the most friendly for bikes: Alongside the average cost of hiring a bicycle and e-bike for 24 hours within each city, researchers also factored...

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