The body of research around e-bike speed, safety, environmental benefits, and other helpful topics is evolving. We attempt to catalogue all available resources to help in decision making and understanding e-bikes.
- Cycling was never so easy! An analysis of e-bike commuters’ motives, travel behavior and experiences using GPS-tracking and interviews (Plazier, P., Weitkamp, G., van den Berg, A., (2017))
- Comparing physical activity of pedal-assist electric bikes with walking and conventional bicycles (Langford, B., Cherry, C., Bassett, David., Fitzhugh, E., Dhakald. N., (2017))
- Evaluation of Electric Bike Use at Three Kaiser Permanente NW Employment Centers in Portland Metro Region (Macarthur, J. and Dill, J. (2016))
- Regulations of E-Bikes in North America: A Policy Review (Macarthur, J. and N. Kobel (2014))
- Electric Bicycles: Public Perceptions & Policy. Results and analysis of a national survey of American bicyclists (McLeod, K., League of American Bicyclists (2014))
- Evaluation of Electric Bike Use at Three Kaiser Permanente NW Employment Centers in Portland Metro Region (MacArthur, J., Portland State University (2016, ongoing))
- e-BikeSAFE: A naturalistic cycling study to understand how electrical bicycles change cycling behaviour and influence safety (Dozza, M., Werneke, J., & Mackenzie, M. (2013))
- A comparative health and safety analysis of electric-assist and regular bicycles in an on-campus bicycle sharing system (Langford, B. (2013))
- Risky riding: naturalistic methods comparing safety behavior from conventional bicycle riders and electric bike riders (Langford, B., Chen, J., Cherry, C. (2015))
- Pedelecs as a physically active transportation mode (Peterman, J., Morris, K., Kram, R., Byrnes, W., (2016))
- Using naturalistic data to assess e-cyclist behavior (Dozza M., Piccinini, G., Werneke, J. (2016))
Local-Level E-Bike “Pavement” Research
Jefferson County Open Space Department (Colorado) conducted an e-bike study is to gain a better understanding of visitors’ knowledge, perceptions and concerns related to the use of e-bikes on urban, natural surface and mountain trails. Two different surveys were conducted at multiple parks.
The City of Boulder (Colorado) conducted an e-bike pilot project in 2014. The following presentation outlines the results.
- Fruita eMTB Study on User Perceptions (with the BLM)
- Survey of land managers on eMTBs (with IMBA)
- eMTB trail resource study (with IMBA) & Fact Sheet for IMBA’s eMTB Field Study
- Survey of riders on eMTBs (with IMBA, 2015)