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Electric-assisted bicycles have enormous potential to decarbonise our cities, improve urban amenity, reduce the burden of congestion, provide affordable transport for people of all ages and abilities, add incidental exercise into sedentary lives and put big smiles on our faces!

E-bikes are still overlooked in favour of electric cars, despite the much lower entry price and countless other benefits for the environment and public health. E-bikes use 1/40th the energy of electric vehicles, and only cost 15c to charge, using a regular power point.

It is essential that e-bikes are included in the in the discussion on vehicle subsidies. Subsiding e-bikes is much cheaper than subsidising EVs and a subsidised e-bike is affordable for far more people.

There are many schemes around the world that should provide inspiration for state and federal governments.  We will keep reminding them! Bicycle NSW recently made a submission in collaboration with Australia’s leading bicycle organisation to the National EV Strategy, advocating for the explicit inclusion of e-bike, e-cargo bikes and emerging forms of micromobility.

Watch the short video of Sean’s awesome amp-assisted daily commute.
Sean O’Shaunessy, long-time friend, journalist and Northern Rivers’ resident, recently purchased an e-bike. When I asked how he found it, Read more
New member, Tien commuting to work after dropping off the kids
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Four of the best routes in NSW
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Australian school girl preparing to ride to school
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In NSW, e-bikes are continuing to increase in popularity. E-bikes (short for electric bicycles) are bikes that have an inbuilt Read more