New guidance for electric bicycle charging stations

Man riding an e-bike on a path next to a canal
E-bikes are becoming more popular

Overview of action

Action 1.19, Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2017–2019
Status: being finalised

Trial providing charging infrastructure for electric bicycles at select state government buildings and publish findings.

Achievements

Electric bikes (e-Bikes) are becoming increasingly popular as a mode of transport. They offer an alternative for people who would otherwise choose driving over riding a regular bicycle, especially for longer distances or hilly terrain.

In the future, people will enjoy a more convenient commute on their e-Bike with new research and a guide to help workplaces introduce e-Bike charging methods.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads partnered with Queensland University of Technology to research e-Bike charging methods and case studies and develop a summary report on best practice.

As it was not possible or necessary to install specialised charging infrastructure in the privately owned buildings occupied by the department, we instead researched and developed the summary report as a resource to support implementation of e-Bike charging in line with the most up-to-date guidance about what’s required and the benefits.

Next steps

We will work with the Queensland University of Technology to publish the report and promote it to employers to encourage and support e-Bike charging methods.

Lead agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads