Transporting Electric Bikes

JACQUIE BRIDGMAN
Topic DesignSmart biking

In the UK there are many cycle routes in rural areas, such as around reservoirs, disused railways which make a nice change from cycling in urban areas. In order to make use of these leisure facilites it can often be necessary to transport your bikes, ususally by car using a roof rack or similar. I have often seen people using e-bikes on such tracks and would like to discuss transporting e-bikes particularly for older people who may have  limited mobility, particularly lifing bikes on and off roof racks. E-bikes can be very heavy! Are there any design solutions that could be engineered for this?

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HILDA CHRISTENSEN

1 month ago

 good idea -- perhaps electric bikes can even be used by commuters -- within 10- 15 km.. this is the case in DK now  .. and also puts pressure on the general infrastructure.. 

I remember a time in the UK - where trains.. e.g.  the boat train from harwich to London -- carried a whole waggon for luggage...  I think that trains  should offer much more substantial space for bikes and luggage than is the case p.t. also i in Britain... but most trains needs a ramp or so in order to make accessiblity easier.. also for cycklist who are not able to carry their own bikes.. it will also require elevators etc. .and accessibility at statitions... there is a lot to do in order to update public transit/trains  and perhaps even busses for the use of mixed modality people.. 

 

 

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