30 Apr '18, 9pm

We should worry about boomers on e-bikes

We should worry about boomers on e-bikes

I believe this is going to become a huge problem in North America. The Dutch experts note that cycling is great exercise for older people, and that overall, there are fewer deaths simply because of this. But European e-bikes are pedelecs with limited speed and power. (Pedelec is short for pedal electric bicycle — meaning you have to pedal for the motor to kick in.) In Europe, there are plenty of safe places to ride. In North America, people are buying higher-powered, faster bikes with throttles so they don’t have to pedal to go fast; in fact, it's hard to find a European-style bike limited to 250 watts.

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/are-b...

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