Bosses at nextbike, Cardiff Bus and Passenger stated that they believe this move offers essential workers travelling around the city now - and the passengers of the future post-lockdown - more options to control their journeys.
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Sean Moroney, CEO of Cambridge Electric Transport, discusses the positives of bringing e-bikes to UK cities, and the challenges that come as a private sector organisation working with local councils and cities in creating the infrastructure that such a service needs.
The study found that even replacing just 20 per cent of car miles travelled with e-bike travel would mean four to eight million fewer tonnes of carbon emitted each year.
A U.S. study has found that bike commuting increases by an average of 20 per cent in cities with bike share services, whilst car use decreases and public transit use increases.
In a bid to encourage more active and sustainable travel, Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, has put forward new e-bike legislation which will allow their use on public roads.
A project between two American universities is studying whether shared micromobility services such as e-scooters and bikes can safely and sustainably make up for the transit challenges presented by COVID-19.
The e-bike scheme is intended to promote green travel between European Capital of Culture 2020 events and exhibitions which are being held across the city.
Between 1 January 2019 and 11 December 2019, there have reportedly been over five million trips made via shared mobility in Austin, which is said to amount to approximately $780,000 if the fee had been in place.
Using data from city-specific Lime surveys, it is estimated that dockless e-bike riders in London have prevented the emission of more than 92 metric tonnes of CO2.
In cities where they are available, the Lyft app will display options for car sharing, bike sharing, scooter sharing, car rental and public transit services.