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dc.contributor.authorBehrendt, Frauke
dc.contributor.authorCairns, Sally
dc.contributor.authorRaffo, David
dc.contributor.authorPhilips, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-12T00:15:48Z
dc.date.available2021-08-12T00:15:48Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-10
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625554/sustainability-13-08946.pdf?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationBehrendt, F., Cairns, S., Raffo, D., & Philips, I. (2021). Impact of E-Bikes on cycling in hilly areas: Participants’ experience of electrically-assisted cycling in a UK study. Sustainability, 13(16), e8946. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13168946
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su13168946
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/625554
dc.description.abstractElectrically-assisted cycling can make a major contribution to sustainable mobility. For some people, hills are a barrier for cycling. This paper focuses on how and why electrically-assisted bikes make a difference to cycling in hilly contexts, and can thus be an important element of sustainable mobility in hilly geographies. It makes a novel contribution in being able to draw on recorded sensor data of the actual use of assistance in relation to the specific geography of the route cycled (GPS data), and interview/survey material. It shows that e-bikes extend the range, nature and scope of journeys manageable by bike, and therefore the general viability of e-bikes as alternative to other modes. It highlights that the benefits of using e-bikes are often also psychological, since they can change the overall enjoyability of the cycling experience in hilly areas. Resulting policy recommendations, that could lead to significant CO2 savings through the uptake of e-cycling in hilly contexts, include ‘try before you buy’ schemes, training for e-bike users and investing in relevant cycling infrastructure.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/16/8946
dc.rightsLicence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceeissn: 2071-1050
dc.subjectcycling
dc.subjecte-mobility
dc.subjectsustainable transport
dc.subjectelectrically-assisted bicycles
dc.subjectGPS data
dc.subjecte-bikes
dc.subjectsustainable mobility
dc.titleImpact of E-Bikes on Cycling in Hilly Areas: Participants’ Experience of Electrically-Assisted Cycling in a UK Study
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dc.contributor.departmentEindhoven University of Technology; University of Leeds; University of Chester
dc.identifier.journalSustainability
dc.date.updated2021-08-12T00:15:48Z
dc.description.fundingFunder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Grant(s): EP/J004855/1
dc.date.accepted2021-07-26


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