Denver’s e-bike program produced more new riders, less car trips

Denver’s e-bike program produced more new riders, less car trips -

From Smart Cities Dive

  • Dive Brief:
  • Over nine months, 4,734 residents became electric bike owners through Denver’s e-bike incentive program, with 71% of survey respondents reporting they used gas-powered vehicles less often after purchasing an e-bike, according to a new report by the city and county and several environmental and biking organizations. That led to a reduction in carbon emissions.
  • The $4.7 million e-bike program launched in spring 2022, offering vouchers worth at least $400 to all Denver residents to purchase an e-bike, the report stated. In total, 67% of the program’s funds went to income-qualified residents who received $1,200 vouchers to buy e-bikes. An additional $500 went to residents that purchased an e-cargo bike.
  • “The success of the Denver rebate program—and its clear impact on reducing transportation emissions—suggests that policymakers need to take e-bikes much more seriously as a climate action tool,” Ben Holland, urban transportation manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute, which collaborated on the report, said in a statement.


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