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Parcel delivery companies are trading trucks for bikes

CBC News / Emily Chung, Alice Hopton, Tashauna Reid / 28 November 2020

The Black Friday, Cyber Monday, pre-Christmas pandemic online shopping frenzy calls for huge fleets of trucks and vans to deliver those gadgets and gifts. But those road-clogging, polluting vehicles are starting to give way to a greener, more efficient option in many Canadian cities: e-cargo bikes and trikes.

FedEx started delivering packages in downtown Toronto using e-bikes over the summer and is now looking to expand the program to other cities in Canada.

Purolator and two smaller courier companies are part of a similar pilot called Project Colibri that launched in Montreal last year. Purolator has since expanded its bike fleet from one e-bike to six or seven, and Project Colibri has ramped up to 5,000 e-bike deliveries a week — nearly as many as it made over the last four months of 2019.

[ FULL ARTICLE ]

E-bike charging station proposed for Blockhouse Island

Transition Brockville / 13 July 2018

On the Agenda for the Finance, Administration and Operations Committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon, July 17, is a proposal to setup an e-bike charging station on Blockhouse Island Parkway. From Report to FAO 2018-073-07:

With the introduction of e-bikes, City staff has seen an increase in requests for access to power to recharge the vehicle batteries. In the past, staff has noticed people have plugged their personal electric vehicles into accessible outlets on City buildings and streetlight poles. Personal electric vehicles include e-bikes, and two and four-wheeled scooters. The proposed charging station is not compatible for charging electric cars. The City has previously installed two charging stations for electric cars in the public parking garage at Tall Ships Landing where the fee is $3.00 per hour.

[ FULL REPORT ]

Electric Bicycle (“e-bike”) Frequently Asked Questions

Ontario MOT / 05 November 2013

  1. What is a power-assisted bicycle (“e-bike”)?
  2. Why did Ontario place additional safety equipment requirements on e-bikes? Why was meeting the federal definition alone not sufficient?
  3. Is a power-assisted bicycle the same as an e-bike?
  4. Do all e-bikes look like bicycles? I have seen some that look like motor scooters being advertised as e-bikes.
  5. Why did the ministry decide to include scooter-style e-bikes in the definition of “bicycle”?
  6. What safety requirements in place for e-bikes?
  7. I have a scooter-style e-bike. Can I remove the pedals and stow them on the e-bike, such as in a storage compartment, to meet the requirement of “equipped with pedals?”
  8. Am I allowed to modify my e-bike so it can go faster than 32 km/h?
  9. My e-bike weighs more than 120 kg. Am I allowed to operate this vehicle in Ontario?
  10. What do I need to operate an e-bike?
  11. [ more… ]

BCAC e-Bike Presentation

At our public meeting on Sunday, Jan. 26, Tim Webb of the Brockville Cycling Advisory Committee gave a very informative talk on e-bikes, describing the various models available and their benefits and disadvantages, as well as the laws that apply to e-bike use.

Tim’s complete presentation in PDF format — including a list of further resources — can be downloaded at this link.

[ E-BIKE PRESENTATION ]

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