With electric bike sales exceeding ‘regular’ bikes for five consecutive years, the Dutch have embraced the e-bike more than any country on earth. The evidence from this uptake is clear: e-bikes have the potential to close the gender, age, and ability gaps; empowering more people to cycle further and more frequently, and directly replacing car trips within and between cities. But this tremendous potential won’t be fully realized without a safe space on which to ride them, a safe space in which to store them, and an added incentive to purchase them. With those barriers lifted, the brakes will be well and truly off for the impending e-bike revolution, transforming cities and towns into more safe, liveable, and inclusive places.
International Relations Manager
Dutch Cycling Embassy
Global Private Sector Lead
BABLE Smart Cities