Jennifer Dill: TREC – Electric Bikes: Trends, Costs, Rebates, & Ecology
The Not Old Better Show, Inside Science Interview Series
As part of our American Association for the Advancement of Science interview series, we have an excellent subject and guest in Dr. Jennifer Dill, director of transportation and professor at Portland State University, whom I’ll introduce in just a moment.
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“E-bikes” are soaring in popularity, and many cities and states are offering rebates, tax credits, or other incentives to purchase them, especially by our Not Old Better Show audience. From trikes to motor assist, pedal assist, hybrids, etc., we are SO interested in ebIkes and their mobility, accessibility, and environmental impact that today’s interview will spark your interest even more.
Our guest today, Dr. Jennifer Dill, a professor of urban studies and planning and director of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University, will discuss with us all things eBikes, including E-bike purchasing and ridership trends; the effects of programs incentivizing the purchase of e-bikes; the health and mobility benefits of e-bikes; environmental sustainability of e-bikes compared to gas- or electric-powered cars; how e-bikes fit into the transportation landscape in urban, suburban, and rural areas; and e-bikes effects on road safety, for both e-bike riders and other users of the road including bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. This is a wide-ranging, topical, fascinating subject, and one our Not Old Better Show audience has been requesting more information about. I’m happy to bring it to you, and please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast Dr. Jennifer Dill.
My thanks to our guest today, Dr. Jennifer Dill, professor of urban studies and planning and director of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. Thanks to Lectric eBikes and Super Lucky Fun Frenzy Trivia for sponsoring today’s show. Please support our sponsors as they support the show, and check out our show notes today for links to each and more information. My thanks to the wonderful Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. Thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience here on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, and let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.