More and more electronic bikes are seen on metropolitan roads in addition to regular bicycles. The prevalence of these electronically-assisted bikes is not that surprising. Bikes have long since been the primary choice of transportation by a considerable number of people in the population. And with the introduction of motorized boards and bikes, enthusiasts and newcomers alike have embraced them with open arms. But what’s so great about electronic bikes that make some people forego using their cars anyway?
- Convenience and accessibility.
Bikes have always been the go-to transportation for people who aren’t sitting at an office desk for an entire day. It’s easy to go from one location to another using a small bike so it makes perfect sense to use it. In addition to convenience, cyclists can save a lot from using electric bikes than pay for a cab every time they go from one location to another. And it’s not just tightening the belt make e-bikes great alternatives to cabs but also the obvious advantage of weaving through a traffic jam.
- No parking woes.
Using a car to go to the office or the mall can sometimes be frustrating. In busy areas of the city, car owners can expect to encounter troubles in terms of parking. Racing for a parking area may sound ridiculous for people who have never owned a car, but it’s a reality. Bikes, on the other hand, can easily be chained to a pole or a railing. Some buildings have designated bike racks. E-bikes are generally just as small as bikes so bike racks can accommodate them just as perfectly.
- Healthy lifestyle.
It is beyond doubt that biking is one of the best forms of exercises. For one, it’s a low-impact activity that improves the cardio-vascular system sans the abuse on the joints. Something that running is criticized for. However, it’s best to address the elephant in the room regarding biking as a healthy activity. Since e-bikes are partly powered by electricity, wouldn’t it defeat the purpose of it being a beneficial activity in the first place? In part, yes, it does take away considerable effort needed to ride a regular bike. However, it doesn’t always run on electricity anyway. The battery power can simply be used when commuting early in the morning to avoid arriving at work with a suit drenched in sweat. It’s a welcome addition that even hardcore cyclists can’t deny.