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The practice of electrically-assisted cycling in Lausanne

Research fields Urban matters
Keywords Mobility
Electrically-assisted bicycles
Funding FEE (Fund for energy efficiency), Utilities of the City of Lausanne
Duration January 2018 - December 2019
Website https://serval.unil.ch/notice/serval:BIB_BDAC03019771
Researchers Marincek Dimitri (Scientific collaborator) [web] [email]
Ravalet Emmanuel (Scientific collaborator) [email]
Rérat Patrick (Principal Investigator) [email]

There has been a strong growth in the sales of electrically-assisted bicycles (E-bikes), which many public authorities subsidize. More knowledge is needed on the profiles of the users of this new mode of transport, their uses and experiences.

This research was carried out in the urban setting of the city of Lausanne. It is based on a survey of the recipients of a subsidy for the purchase of an e-bike and a series of in-depth interviews. Its findings increase our understanding of e-bikes and their role in the ecosystem of urban mobility.