Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Shared E-Bikes in SF

Hilly San Francisco to Get Shared Electric-Bikes : TreeHugger.

As awesome as the bike is as a way to get around, sometimes human muscles don’t quite pack enough oomph to deal with hilly terrain.

Especially if the bike, even without the motor, weighs almost as much as a Jetta.

While history shows us it is a natural progression to want to add motors to leg-powered bikes (this is the same impulse which brought us the automobile age), the motor makes the bike potentially much more dangerous while taking away most of its health benefit, neither of which is positive for the beginners who tend to be drawn to e-bikes.

But this is an interesting development in the SF bike share program, no doubt.


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