Geoff Rose, the Director of the Institute of Transport Studies and Transport Theme Leader in the Monash Sustainability Institute at Portland State University is presenting a seminar on the electric bike as a part of the transportation mix. The seminar is Friday, May 21, from Noon to 1pm, in Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center on the Portland State University campus
Here's the abstract of his presentation:
A variety of types of electric bicycles are now available to consumers in America and around the world. While there has been strong uptake of these vehicles in China, there remains uncertainty in other markets about their ultimate potential as a transportation mode. The technology is evolving in ways that are likely to better meet traveller's needs and the growth of this mode presents both opportunities and challenges. Since they have implications for transportation policy, planning and operations it is appropriate for the transportation profession to consider these vehicles carefully. This seminar will review developments and emerging issues with this form of transportation technology.