Electric bicycles have changed the way we get around in California. On an e-bike, hills are flattened, distances shortened, and strenuous trips are made easy. E-bikes make bicycling a viable option for people with children or other heavy loads, elderly folks, as well as those with certain disabilities.
CalBike is invested in improving access to e-bikes to replace polluting car trips, help to ease road congestion, and incorporate healthy and active transportation into people’s lives.
To set the stage for improved adoption of e-bikes, CalBike worked with People for Bikes and Assemblymember David Chiu to update the definition of e-bikes so that they are, for the most part, treated like regular bikes instead of mopeds. (AB 1096, Chiu). Now, CalBike has three campaigns to help Californians take advantage of the opportunities offered by e-bikes.