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E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy (Recording)

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As electric assist bikes become more prevalent, cities must figure out how to integrate these devices into existing transportation networks. View this webinar to understand the spectrum of options and get the grounding you need to introduce this topic to your community’s stakeholders.

John MacArthur, the Sustainable Transportation Program Manager for TREC at Portland State University, explains the definition and classifications of electric assist bikes, discusses the speed differential of these devices, and provides a review of current North American regulations. Marni Ratzel, Senior Transportation Manager at the City of Boulder, presents the background and results of Boulder’s Electric Bike Pilot Project, which has temporarily allowed the use of e-bikes on paved multiuse paths. The project provides an outstanding model for testing e-bike use, integrating public concerns into regulations, and evaluating results.

Key takeaways: 
•  Develop an understanding of types and definitions of e-bikes, including U.S. federal guidance and regulation
 •  Understand the range and variation of existing North American regulations, and the ramifications for adoption and use of e-bikes
•  Explore Boulder’s Electric Bike Pilot Project, including models for testing and evaluation 


John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. 
Marni Ratzel, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Boulder, Colorado

Recorded November 19, 2014

This product is a recorded video. Your purchase includes a link to a video file and downloads of the handouts and resource documents that were included with the original presentation. The video file may not be downloaded, but may be viewed multiple times. APBP's policy on use of the recording is that you may show the webinar to an unlimited number of guests and colleagues, but you may not share the link itself outside your agency or organization.

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