Supports a Healthier Body and Mind
E-bikes provide riders with physical activity and moderate exercise which supports overall physical and mental health. Even the simple act of spending more time outdoors on an e-bike or e-moped improves mental health with serotonin-boosting changes in scenery, endorphin-boosting physical exertion, mood boosting Vitamin D, and the sense of community from being out in the world rather than isolated in a vehicle.
As described above, an e-bike owner is more inclined to take longer and more frequent bike trips, benefiting from more moderate exercise in the long run than traditional bicycles. E-bikes and e-mopeds also offer valuable outdoor recreation that is accessible to a wider range of fitness and mobility levels. And because local governments are awakening to the countless environmental and health benefits of cycling, cities are adapting with legislation and infrastructure that supports cycling like bike lanes, greenways, and improved bike parking.
Bike research, advocacy and supportive legislation has animated the e-mobility movement in exciting ways. It’s important for advocates, bike makers, and individuals to leverage this moment in order to make an impact that can get cars off the road and reduce air pollution for future generations.
Perhaps even more heartening is the evidence that small changes in personal transportation can amount to substantial impacts on our health and our environment.