14 Feb '12, 8pm

Hilly San Francisco to Get Shared Electric-Bikes

Hilly San Francisco to Get Shared Electric-Bikes

As awesome as the bike is as a way to get around, sometimes human muscles don't quite pack enough oomph to deal with hilly terrain. Tour de France cyclists might see steep inclines as a challenge, but my mother would welcome a little assistance... That's why it's such a great idea for San Francisco - far from a flat city - to add electric bikes to its City CarShare fleet (a local nonprofit). The New York Times wrote : 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 sponsor. Ultimately the money will go to the local nonprofit City CarShare, which plans to integrate the e-bikes and trailers with its existing car sharing service, and to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at University of California, Berkeley, which is respo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/hilly-san-francisco-get-e...

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