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OTREC researchers explore e-bike perceptions

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 4, 2013 @ 1:27 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

(Photo: OTREC) [1]

(Photo: OTREC)

Two Portland state researchers are working on ways to encourage more people to travel on bicycles, according to a report from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) [2].

Researchers Jennifer Dill and John MacArthur are exploring people’s perceptions–particularly those of women, older adults and people with physical limitations–of electric-assist bikes, more commonly known as e-bikes. The researchers are looking at whether the e-bikes encourage these groups to ride bicycles.

In the spring of 2013, the Dill and MacArthur will loan ei-bikes equipped with GPS to 120 people in the Portland metropolitan region to see actual experiences. The cyclists will also be asked to complete a survey on their use of the e-bikes.

OTREC researchers explore e-bike perceptions

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 4, 2013 @ 1:27 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

(Photo: OTREC) [1]

(Photo: OTREC)

Two Portland state researchers are working on ways to encourage more people to travel on bicycles, according to a report from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) [2].

Researchers Jennifer Dill and John MacArthur are exploring people’s perceptions–particularly those of women, older adults and people with physical limitations–of electric-assist bikes, more commonly known as e-bikes. The researchers are looking at whether the e-bikes encourage these groups to ride bicycles.

In the spring of 2013, the Dill and MacArthur will loan ei-bikes equipped with GPS to 120 people in the Portland metropolitan region to see actual experiences. The cyclists will also be asked to complete a survey on their use of the e-bikes.


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[2] according to a report from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC): http://otrec.us/news/entry/otrec_research_puts_people_on_e_bikes_to_explore_growing_travel_option

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