Evaluation of an Electric Bike Pilot Project in Portland, Oregon

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:13 a.m. EDT

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Oregon, and Portland in particular, is internationally known for its love for bikes. Not only does the region have some of the highest bike ridership in the nation but the Oregon bike manufacturing industry is quickly growing as well. Oregon’s electric bike (e-bike) market is also growing, but little data are available on the potential market and e-bike user behavior and interest.

Only a limited amount of research has explored the potential new market segments for e-bikes and the economic, operational, safety, and transportation issues surrounding e-bikes in the United States. This webinar will present findings from a research project evaluating e-bike use at three Kaiser Permanente employment centers in the Portland region.

The project's primary goal was to test user acceptance of electric-assist folding bicycles as a commuting solution. Please visit the resource url to access the video, and make sure to complete the evaluation survey so that we know that you have watched it!

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