Join Us as we contribute to the conversation and movement!
Come listen and learn or engage in the Q & A session while industry leaders discuss E-bikeshare in North America. Shift Transit, as Operators and partnering with PBSC Urban Solutions, will launch a pilot program with BOOST ebikes into the Bike Chattanooga, making it a mixed fleet system with traditional and ebikes. How will this positively effect the system? Come listen and engage in the conversation! RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST, Shift Transit is very excited to be contributing to the E-bikeshare conversation, Pedal-bration Webinar, hosted by the North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA).
Some Fun Facts on E-Bikeshare that NABSA has shared with us for your reading leisure!
- The first e-bikeshare system: 2015, Zyp bikeshare in Birmingham, Alabama
- E-bike bikeshare bicycles use small electric motors to assist the riders as they pedal.
- E-bikeshare bikes typically have a maximum speed of 20 mph
- E-bikes used in bikeshare are powered at lower speeds than scooters and are not throttle powered; users must be pedaling for the motor to engage
- E-bikes may be implemented in a number of different ways, from standard dock-based systems which charge the bikes at docks or stations, to dockless e-bikes which utilize swappable batteries
- E-bikes reduce common barriers to cycling, such as lower levels of physical fitness or confidence in abilities, hilly terrain where biking is difficult or the need to arrive at destination without being too sweaty
- E-bikeshare can increase range of commute or travel. Some users may even feel safer as they are able to accelerate from a stop more easily or keep a closer pace with motor vehicle traffic
- There are three classes for e-bikes, however all bikeshare e-bikes are Class 1:
- A “class 1 electric bicycle” is a bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour
- A “class 2 electric bicycle” is a bicycle equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle, and that is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour
- A “class 3 electric bicycle” is a bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour, and is equipped with a speedometer
The BOOST ebike will make a debut in the Bike Chattanooga system this summer.
Stay tuned as we launch the BOOST ebike pilot program in Chattanooga and navigate the exciting future of a mixed fleet bike share system!