Article: E-bikes creating new ways for people to cycle

An image of the back of an electric bike with a battery

Innovations such as e-bikes are creating new ways for people to cycle. Being able to cycle at higher average speeds, cover longer distances and ride up hills more easily makes e-bikes an attractive travel option. Already e-bikes are being used in some business fleets and bike sharing services across Australia.

Adapting regulations to the safety requirements for this constantly evolving and increasingly popular technology will enhance the safety of all users of the transport network. Building appropriate cycling infrastructure will enable people to choose e-bikes as a preferred mode of transport and assist in reducing impacts on our environment and traffic congestion.