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It’s not just about bikes. It’s our future.

If people know one thing about me, it's that I am an advocate for sustainable transportation solutions and infrastructure — including cycling. In order to make the largest impact and to fight climate change, we need a society centered on making better, more sustainable choices.

Our leaders in government have an obligation to put together policies that, when looked at as a whole, can be a part of a broader effort to save our planet.

For years, I've been pushing for electric bikes as part of this solution, including a plan that recently passed the House. The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment, or E-BIKE Act, is all set to be introduced in the Senate.

It's not just about bikes. It's about our future.

This is part of a broad-based effort that many of us have been working toward for a generation.

By giving Americans a credit toward the purchase of e-bikes, we're doing so much at once: creating business opportunities here at home, easing our dependence on fossil fuels, and moving our communities closer to a climate-friendly solution, one trip at a time.

E-bikes add a whole new array of commuting options and dramatically extend the capacity of people to embrace cycling, especially when dealing with difficult terrain. E-bike riders, who are likely to be former car commuters, are not polluting the air, competing for parking spaces, or congesting the roads. And e-bike sharing allows even more people to participate.

Stay tuned. I will have more updates for you soon.



Posted on August 9, 2021.