All Downhill from Here
E-Bike Projects Gain Speed as Hilly Cities Try to Ease Traffic Congestion
Most people agree: Biking uphill is no fun. So cities with steep terrain looking to reduce congestion and ease transportation costs are putting electric bikes on the road. Projects to launch "e-bike" share programs are gaining momentum. In Lisbon, Portugal, for example, the municipal transportation company Emel backed a €23 million project that introduced more than 60 e-bikes in June 2017. It plans to expand to 940.