Great article from NZ showing how small changes in infrastructure make it possible for ebikes to make a real difference to the transport mix.
The number of cyclists going through the tunnel has skyrocketed, up 40 per cent year-on-year, and more than double two years ago.
At first, it seemed like an aberration. There is no evidence to suggest that cycling has exploded in popularity, certainly not enough to explain the Karori Tunnel data.
But around the country, council data is turning up similar results. Bike traffic is way up, and the increase is highest in the areas where biking is the hardest.
While the overall number of bikes sold hasn’t changed significantly, there has been a big shift in one sub-category: e-bikes.