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.
(e)revolution is the world’s first B2B2C e-bike expo focused solely on the needs of e-bike brands, dealers, suppliers, and consumers. A four-day event that provides brands and suppliers opportunities to engage directly with e-bike retailers and cyclists, providing education, demonstrations, and industry networking and social events. The show takes place in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center in June 2023.