Seminar #20 The rise of the e-bike: Use and impacts

Join us for the 20th seminar in our Sustainable Transport Futures series, where we’ll be exploring e-bikes as a technology that has the potential to widen participation in cycling. E-bikes have a battery-powered motor that assists the rider’s pedal power and sales of the cycles have been increasing rapidly since the mid 2000s.

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Chris Leakey, Manchester Bikes

Chris Leaky of Manchester Bikes will discuss their experiences of working with the University and hospital staff, amongst others, to provide e-bikes for personal and work travel.

Patrick Rérat , Université de Lausanne

Professor Patrick Rérat will discuss their research in Switzerland and reflect on the role of e-bikes within cycling in general. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A.

Iain Baxter, Transport for Greater Manchester

Ian Baxter is the Bee Network Cycle Hire manager and will discuss the initial few months of Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme.