Commuters are always looking for new ways to beat the traffic. Could environmentally friendly e-bikes be the way to go?
Fiona Campbell can list her e-bike’s many practical advantages: it’s clean, efficient, comfortable, affordable, healthy. But the feel-good factor has been an unexpected bonus.
As Campbell rides her eight-kilometre commute between Sydney’s Lewisham and the CBD, motorists chat and admire her cargo bike at traffic lights. When she recently spotted a fellow commuter with a flat bicycle tyre, she delivered both person and bike to the nearest station, thanks to her e-bike’s capacity and power.
Campbell’s motorised micro-transit is a magnet for good vibes, and in the three years she’s been riding, she’s become a strong advocate for e-bikes.
She also happens to be City of Sydney’s Manager, Cycling Strategy, so it helps that she can endorse firsthand a form of transport that might just be the solution to our city centres’ congestion.