Emerging Implications of Electric Bicycles

Event Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2010, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
Speaker(s): 
Geoff Rose, Director, Institute of Transport Studies and Transport Theme Leader in the Monash Sustainability Institute

Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center on the Portland State University campus

Abstract: A variety of types of electric bicycles are now available to consumers in America and around the world. While there has been strong uptake of these vehicles in China, there remains uncertainty in other markets about their ultimate potential as a transportation mode. The technology is evolving in ways that are likely to better meet traveller's needs and the growth of this mode presents both opportunities and challenges. Since they have implications for transportation policy, planning and operations it is appropriate for the transportation profession to consider these vehicles carefully. This seminar will review developments and emerging issues with this form of transportation technology.

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