Are E-Bikes the next "Commuter Cool?"
While surfing the CNN Website, I came across this article. I have seen a couple of these electric bikes at courteous mass rides and at the recent "Light up the Night" event. Never though more about them, but it looks like this might be something to get non-cyclists back on a bike.
But then knowing what I know about the sorry state of bike lanes in Atlanta, I wonder how well recieved they would be by the auto-centric public? Also what kind of response would they get from more "traditional" cyclists (those that prefer people power over electric power on the bike)?
So those that may own one of these e-bikes... what are your thoughts and feeback on them? For the more traditional cyclists, how would you react to an e-bike cyclists? Are they true cyclists? And how do you think the auto-commuting public would react to seeing them on the road? Or would they even notice the difference between an e-bike and a traditonal bike?
On a side note: they still have not fixed the bike lane on the 17th street bridge. Anyway, keep on pedaling and be safe.