The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) trialled three electric bicycles see what the fuss is really about and as a way of encouraging staff to give cycling a go.
The three ebikes, along with helmets and locks, were hired from Spinway WA for staff to trial for two days. Spinway presented to staff on how electric bikes work, the safety aspects and the benefits. Staff primarily tested the ebikes during breaks, enjoying some fresh air riding along the picturesque Swan River, but it also opened up the idea for using them as fleet “vehicles” or to ride to work. They proved to be easier to cycle than regular bikes, requiring less effort to pedal and potentially offering a solution for commutes that would otherwise be a bit too far to cycle with the power from legs alone.
The ebikes also promoted active travel and got some people to try riding who previously didn’t think they could cycle or weren’t confident doing so.
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