Source: City Logistics - The advent of new technologies in last mile deliveries is about to cause a disruption in the traditional business model applied in city logistics. In this context, identifying new business and operations models and vehicles that could be applied for last mile deliveries in urban areas becomes crucial A recent research paper aims to identify, [...]
As a result of the persistent success of electric bikes in Europe, manufacturers, importers and dealers are confronted with the numerous and complicated rules governing these bikes. That is why Bike Europe and LEVA have decided to organize an information meeting at Eurobike. It is becoming clear that many players in the electric bike business [...]
Source ACEM - Whilst total registrations of mopeds and motorcycles decreased by 3% in the second quarter of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, registrations of electric L-category vehicles increased by 30.5% to a total of 13,089 units. The main markets for electric mopeds are France, the Netherlands and Belgium. However, there are no [...]
TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7–11, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers—whether for presentation at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting or publication in the TRR—must be submitted [...]
What is written here about speed pedelecs in the Netherlands goes for all EU countries. Speed pedelecs have been categorized as mopeds in European harmonized technical regulations. However, member states have the competence to give them a special status in traffic law and for instance, allow them to ride where bicycles ride or exempt them from moped helmets, … The Netherlands are currently considering such measures. Belgium has already introduced them. Hopefully, other EU member states are to follow since the speed pedelec offers huge potential for sustainable mobility.
E-bikes are a serious alternative for the car to bridge commuting distances. The “problem” is: some of these e-bikes are simply too fast to be treated as a bike in normal traffic. In the Netherlands the average ‘back and forth’ commuting distance is 32 km. With the advent of 45 kmh e-bikes you can easily bridge this distance, even without sweating and get your necessary daily exercise in the process.
New legislation in the Netherlands has now categorized “speed pedelecs” as moped’s and as a consequence banned them from the Dutch bicycle lanes, you need a moped drivers licence and helmets are now obligatory.
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Source Arne Behrensen - Cyclelogistics Linkedin Group - As part of its annual statistic on the German bike market the German Bicycle Industry Association (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband, ZIV) on 9 March for the first time gave an estimate on the number of e-cargo bikes that have been sold in Germany in 2016. Thus 2.5% out of 605.000 sold [...]
Current and foreseeable policies to mitigate carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from global transport activity will not suffice to achieve the international community’s climate ambitions, a new study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) finds. Continued strong growth in demand for mobility means that even in the most optimistic scenario, transport CO2 emissions in 2050 will [...]