Electric bikes are a transformative technology that can greatly increase the range and accessibility of bicycles while helping reduce dependence on car ownership. However, they are prohibitively expensive for many low-income communities. Adaptive bikes, which serve persons with disabilities, are particularly expensive. The Oakland E-bike Library will provide priority communities with access to affordable medium and long-term rentals with approximately 500 e-bikes, cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes, while supporting community-run bike shops to perform maintenance and educate users.
This five year project is funded by a $1,000,000.00 grant from the Clean Mobility Options (CMO) Voucher Program. The project will be operated by GRID Alternatives Bay Area, in partnership with local bike shops.
CMO is part of California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment —particularly in disadvantaged communities.
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