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Bike-sharing and e-bike sales boomed during the pandemic — The New York Times

By March 8, 2021March 3rd, 2023Health & Well-being Media Coverage

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In a story about e-bikes and bike-sharing programs, The New York Times included Indego, Philadelphia’s bike-sharing program sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

Over the next five years, the Indego system will more than double in size, making half the fleet electric and focusing on historically underserved neighborhoods, which tend to be Black or Latin American.

Nationwide, social-distancing, sustainability, and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking and bike-sharing programs during the pandemic. E-bikes have become a serious transportation option, allowing people to go further with less effort than a regular bike.

A version of the article appeared in print on March 8, 2021, Section B, Page 6 of The New York Times.