06 Feb '12, 5pm

Green Blog: A Bay Area Experiment in Electric Bike Sharing

Any cyclist who pedals around San Francisco will soon learn about the Wiggle , a bicycle route that weaves a delightfully flat path across this city of hills. But the Wiggle, just one mile long, can save cyclists from only so many hills. Soon San Franciscans will have a new option for navigating the local terrain without breaking a sweat or resorting to a car, thanks to a pioneering federally financed electric bike share program that will start up this year. Rather than zigging and zagging to avoid steep inclines, e-bike users will be able to pedal up and over with help from an electric motor. For those hauling cargo, electric bicycle trailers will be available for hourly rentals, too. The Federal Highway Administration’s Value Pricing Pilot Program awarded $1.5 million for the initiative through the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency , the project’s fiscal s...

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A Bay Area Experiment in Electric Bike Sharing

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Any cyclist who pedals around San Francisco will soon learn about the Wiggle , a bicycle route that weaves a delightfully ...

A Bay Area Experiment in Electric Bike Sharing

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