As electric-assist bikes take over more and more of the global bicycle market, they’re growing in the United States and Portland too.
Last year, Portland snagged its third and fourth e-bike specialty stores. Next month, we’ll host the Electric Bike Expo for the first time. And this week, Portland State University is sharing some of the only modern academic research on the domestic e-bike market.
It’ll be presented in a free online presentation by John MacArthur of the Transportation Research and Education Center at PSU. Back in 2013, PSU scored funding for a pilot project that connected local commuters with folding e-bikes.
The results of that and related research has been gradually trickling out of MacArthur’s office. Thursday’s seminar will offer the latest insights on how e-bikes fit (or are currently failing to fit) into the lives of real commuters.
— Michael Andersen, (503) 333-7824 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Andersen was news editor of BikePortland.org from 2013 to 2016 and still pops up occasionally.