Many people think of the bicycle as rather limited in transport capacity. But unnoticed by most of the population of Europe and many other regions worldwide, a very interesting new category of bike has been evolving.
Quite new, but with huge potential: hire pedelecs are increasingly available as personal public transport, for an extended range around stations. Especially in rural areas this can lead to better transport connections and acceptance of the personal public transport concept.
>> Kindergarten pedelec
>> XXL load carrying
>> Fleet bikes
Copy: Hannes Neupert, prepared within the EU GoPedelec! project: GoPedelec! Handbook (German version)
>> Go Pedelec! Handbook in Czech, Dutch, English, Hungarian, and Italian
Translation: Peter Eland (www.electricbikemag.co.uk)
Picture: Stadt Stuttgart
Online release: Angela Budde
6 December 2012