Metro Bike Share Piloting Electric Assist Bikes in DTLA
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Last week Metro Bike Share began a three-month pilot program offering electric-assist bicycles in downtown Los Angeles.
The electric assist is automatic, giving riders a push at speeds up to 17 miles per hour. The assist is useful for hills, longer distances, and to make bike-share more appealing to folks who do not feel fit enough to ride a solely human-power bike.
The e-bikes are docked at the same Metro Bike Share kiosks, but they look a little different: the frames are white, and the battery is attached alongside the back wheel.
Readers – have you tried out the new e-bikes? How did it go?