Electric Assist Velomobiles

Commuting ( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / May 14, 2014 ) Traffic builds behind Greg Cantori as travels Fort Smallwood Road across Stoney Creek as he commutes to Baltimore from his Pasadena home.

The Banana – Transportation’s Future

Uploaded on Feb 26, 2010 July, 1986, KMOT-TV, Minot, ND – Don Harse of Atherns, Ohio was riding through Minot in his “human powered vehicle,” a modified bicycle frame encased in a yellow fiberglass shell. On his way to Vancouver, […]

I thought she was driving another Smart car. But then the door opens and this happens.

Yet Another Car Clogs Up The Road To The Dismay Of Cyclists

Background Reading I Thought She Was Driving Another Smart Car. But Then The Door Opens And THIS Happens | Greenville Gazette (PDF) Summary Stacy Zoern was born with muscular atrophy. Among many difficulties with which she has to cope, she has […]

Coming to Portland

Understanding Electric-Assist Bicycles

Background Reading Velocar : Origins of the ‘Organic Transit ELF’ (BeezodogsPlace) Report and photos from test ride of Organic Transit’s ELF trike (BeezodogsPlace) Organic Transit plans Portland test drive event for solar/pedal-powered trike (BeezodogsPlace) The E-bike Sceptic (BeezodogsPlace) Urban Cyclists Must Learn To Think […]

Organic Transit Elf Model

Urban Cycling Has Its ‘RFRA’ Moment

Background Reading Safest Year for Pedestrians in NYC? Not So Fast! (BeezodogsPlace) Why Cyclists Break Traffic Laws? (BeezodogsPlace) Is ‘Safe’ Road Design Killing Bicyclists and Pedestrians (BeezodogsPlace) More bicyclists, many helmetless and drunk, dying (BeezodogsPlace) Crash victim calls for separating cyclists and pedestrians on […]


RAHT Racer – Recumbent-Automotive-Human-Transport

Background Reading Pedal at Highway Speeds with the RAHT Racer (PDF) Summary TakeAways Eventually there will be a time when a human powered vehicle will have the capacity to reach highway speeds. Because it takes an enclosed vehicle for that level […]

Joel Bowman, 66, rides his e-bike six miles daily to his job at Emory University in Atlanta. Courtesy of Joel Bowman

Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

November 21, 2014 5:01 PM ET SUSANNA CAPELOUTO Source: NPR For Joel Bowman, decades of bike commuting started feeling like hard work. So the 66-year-old Atlanta resident recently switched to an electric bicycle and now when he rides Bowman feels […]

Iris Marossek of Deutsche Post, the German mail service, delivers mail to 1,500 people a day with the assistance of an e-bike. Credit Gordon Welters for The New York Times

E-Bike Sales Are Surging in Europe

By DANNY HAKIMAUG. 18, 2014 Source: NYTimes BERLIN — With a faint electric whir, Iris Marossek pedals her bicycle through concrete apartment blocks in the heart of old East Berlin, delivering mail to 1,500 people a day. Painted yellow and […]

Moms are one segment of the market that have been quick to realize the potential of e-bikes. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Infographic expands on local e-bike research, but the biggest puzzle remains

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on July 17th, 2014 at 10:27 am Source: Bike Portland A new poster summarizing research from a Portland State University scholar has some interesting factoids about electric bike users, but it doesn’t answer what’s […]

Hugo Ciro and his Beyss Go-One velomobile

The real deal on owning a velomobile

By Ben Coxworth September 6, 2010 Source: GizMag One fateful day back in 1984, I read an article in Popular Science entitled “Pedal-power slingshot.” It was about a vehicle called the Cyclodyne, which was a recumbent human-powered tricycle enclosed in a full […]

Velomobiles Elf Quest Solar

This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle

By Holly Richmond 16 Apr 2014 2:31 PM Source: Grist If the words “recumbent trike” make your lip curl, we understand. Weird bikes often seem to perpetuate the myth that cyclists are fringey oddballs disconnected from reality. But the ELF […]

E-bikes are lined up at Kozy's, which has sold about 50 at the cycle shop's four Chicago locations so far this year. Close DNAinfo/Ted Cox

Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules For The Road If Ordinance Passes

By Ted Cox on April 9, 2014 6:03am Source: DNAInfo E-bikes are lined up at Kozy’s, which has sold about 50 at the cycle shop’s four Chicago locations so far this year.View Full Caption CITY HALL — Hybrid e-bikes would […]

Mark Hoffman Dustin Herte (left) and Ryan Bass are shown in Slinger with the battery-powered trike they created for Odyssey Trikes, a small startup company that's developing electric trikes for adults. © Mark Hoffman

Electric trike entrepreneurs set off on an Odyssey

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel March 12, 2014 1:45 p.m. Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dustin Herte (left) and Ryan Bass are shown in Slinger with the battery-powered trike they created for Odyssey Trikes, a small startup company that’s […]

Organic Transit CEO and Founder Rob Cotter inside the ELF during a test ride event in Portland on Tuesday.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Report and photos from test ride of Organic Transit’s ELF trike

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 30th, 2014 at 2:29 pm Source: BikePortland It’s not a bike and it’s not a car, but the ELF trike is quickly finding fans in Portland who are looking for something in between. […]