E-Trikes Are Coming to Rescue the Aging Suburbs

  • Date: 03/10/2023

Battery-boosted three-wheelers are increasingly popular with older riders. But safety fears and the lack of bike-friendly infrastructure could hold them back.

E-bikes are all the rage in Seattle, and Jim Cochrane (76) liked the idea of getting a battery boost up the area’s hills. An e-trike could offer a stronger sense of on-street security, while also allowing him to more easily access local bike trails.  Lots of other folks in Cochrane’s age group are thinking along the same lines.

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