10 reasons why the pedelec will catch on as a form of transport.
Pedelecs are safer in traffic because they are slower and lighter than cars. Statistics show that the probablility of early death due to lack of exercise is considerably higher than when you ride your bike to work every day and tackle the traffic without being in a 'sheet metal tank'.
1. Space-efficient to park
2. More mobility in less space
3. Comfortable, cheap and faster
4. Emissions saving
6. Mobility enhancing
7. Health enhancing
8. Energy efficient
10. Climate targets
These reasons have been compiled together among the Go Pedelec consortium and are listed in order of importance from a municipal point of view. Within the Go Pedelec! consortium the municipalities or organizations of the following cities are represented: Naples (IT), Graz (AT), Miskolc (HU), Stuttgart (de) and Utrecht (NL).
Copy: Hannes Neupert, Antje Hopf, prepared within the EU GoPedelec! project: GoPedelec! Handbook (German version)
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Translation: Peter Eland (www.electricbikemag.co.uk)
Source: WHO Statistical Information System, 2003 & KfV. Accident Statistics 2003
Pictogram: Moritz Grünke
Online release: Angela Budde
6 December 2012