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Research Results Video

This video summarises the results and policy implications of our e-bike research in the UK. When an e-bike is made available, many people choose to use it, and it has substantial effects on their travel behavior. This is likely to result in reduced carbon emissions, lower congestion and an increase in health and wellbeing

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Research Results Video

This video summarises the results and policy implications of our e-bike research in the UK. When an e-bike is made available, many people choose to use it, and it has substantial effects on their travel behavior. This is likely to result in reduced carbon emissions, lower congestion and an increase in health and wellbeing. Our study gave electrically-assisted bikes to 100 people, for 6-8 weeks each (commuters of 2 large employers+community groups). The ‘smart’ monitoring system recorded and transmitted bike usage data, used with survey+interview data. Watch the video for more results!

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Bikehangar is handed over to residents

Abby Hone, Frauke Behrendt and Chris Sevink by the Bikehangar Brighton’s first Bikehangar – an on-street lock up for bicycles – has been officially handed over to residents. The University of Brighton-led project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Brighton and Hove City Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF)*

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Bikehangar is handed over to residents

Abby Hone, Frauke Behrendt and Chriis Sevink by the Bikehangar

Abby Hone, Frauke Behrendt and Chris Sevink by the Bikehangar

Brighton’s first Bikehangar – an on-street lock up for bicycles – has been officially handed over to residents.

The University of Brighton-led project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Brighton and Hove City Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF)*.

The hangar was formally presented on Tuesday, 9th September to the Ditchling Rise Area Residents Association (DRARA) which will manage the facility.

The hangar, on the corner of Ditchling Rise and Shaftesbury Road, is part of the university’s ‘smart e-bikes’ research project which is trialling and researching electrically-assisted cycles.

The ‘smart e-bikes’ research project, led by the University of Brighton between 2011 and 2014, is funded by the EPSRC. The aim of the project is to understand how people engage with smart e-cycling and the issues for policy, design/product development and research that could lead to a higher uptake of e-bikes in the UK, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.

Dr Frauke Behrendt, senior lecturer and leading the project at the university, said: “This trial enabled us to understand how the combination of an e-bike and sheltered cycle storage might encourage more people to take up cycling. The Bikehangar is of particular importance to those who do not have space to park their bike in or outside their own homes.”

The new hangar has six spaces available for rent by nearby residents.

Attending the handover were: Abby Hone, Principal Transport Planner, Brighton & Hove City Council; Chris Sevink, Chair of the Ditchling Rise Area Residents Association; and Frauke Behrendt, Project Leader, Smart e-bikes Research Project, University of Brighton.

One of the Smart e-bike project's bikes by the Bikehangar

One of the Smart e-bike project’s bikes by the Bikehangar on Shaftesbury Road

* Further information on Brighton & Hove City Council’s LSTF project can be found here.

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Smart e-bikes at ‘Urban Governance Futures: Scenarios for London’

LSE Cities and the MacArthur Foundation have invited Frauke to their Foresight Seminar ‘Urban Governance Futures: Scenarios for London’ on 16 June 2014. She is particularly interested in their focus on the role of big data and real-time information in relation to the establishment of new urban governance processes and structure in cities. The seminar’s specific case study is urban transport in London and Frauke looks forward to contributing a smart e-bikes perspective

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Smart e-bikes at ‘Urban Governance Futures: Scenarios for London’

LSE Cities and the MacArthur Foundation have invited Frauke to their Foresight Seminar ‘Urban Governance Futures: Scenarios for London’ on 16 June 2014. She is particularly interested in their focus on the role of big data and real-time information in relation to the establishment of new urban governance processes and structure in cities. The seminar’s specific case study is urban transport in London and Frauke looks forward to contributing a smart e-bikes perspective.

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Community trial 2 and the Bikehanger

The Smart e-bikes project is pleased to announce that the Smart e-bikes project at the University of Brighton has funded Brighton’s first Bikehanger, an on-street lock up, in a residential neighbourhood in Brighton. The Bikehanger incorporates 6 spaces and initially 3 of these will be used by the project for a community trial.

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Community trial 2 and the Bikehanger

The Smart e-bikes project is pleased to announce that the Smart e-bikes project at the University of Brighton has funded Brighton’s first Bikehanger, an on-street lock up, in a residential neighbourhood in Brighton. The Bikehanger incorporates 6 spaces and initially 3 of these will be used by the project for a community trial. Two sets of local residents will participate in the trials; the first 3 people have taken their bikes and will be using the bikes over the next couple of months.

On 7th September, the local residents association, Drara, posted the news about the Bikehanger plus new parking spaces for twelve more bikes. These spaces had been installed following discussions between Drara and relevant authorities and were funded as part of an ongoing initiative to integrate local transport.

Once the trial use is over, the Bikehangar will be handed over to the management of Drara with spaces available to rent for nearby residents.

Drara’s post about the new cycle parking

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Cyclescheme at University of Brighton – increased to £2,000

The University of Brighton announced the news that university staff can now borrow up to £2000 for the purchase of a tax-free bicycle and cycling safety equipment through Cyclescheme . Smart e-bikes project leader, Dr Frauke Behrendt, worked closely with the university’s environmental team and the project was one of the key drivers in negotiating this welcome increase in the amount available.

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Cyclescheme at University of Brighton – increased to £2,000

The University of Brighton announced the news that university staff can now borrow up to £2000 for the purchase of a tax-free bicycle and cycling safety equipment through Cyclescheme.

Smart e-bikes project leader, Dr Frauke Behrendt, worked closely with the university’s environmental team and the project was one of the key drivers in negotiating this welcome increase in the amount available. As Dorinda Kealoha, Environmental Officer at the university, said, “… this much anticipated increase in the bike loan limit means that even e-bikes and top of the range folding bikes can now be included in the scheme.”

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Latest news from the project

The Smart e-bikes Research Project has recently published two videos about its work, and also features on the Guardian website. SMART E-BIKES VIDEOS We have recently uploaded 2 videos, which were filmed during an e-bikes trial event in Brighton on 9th March 2013. The aim of the event was to raise public awareness of e-cycling, by offering free training to members of the public, and to gather information for the research project

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Latest news from the project

The Smart e-bikes Research Project has recently published two videos about its work, and also features on the Guardian website.

SMART E-BIKES VIDEOS

We have recently uploaded 2 videos, which were filmed during an e-bikes trial event in Brighton on 9th March 2013.

The aim of the event was to raise public awareness of e-cycling, by offering free training to members of the public, and to gather information for the research project. The event was organised by the University of Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council, and funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

One video provides interviews with the participants at the event and captures their attitudes and insights. The other video concentrates on the nature of the project research – explaining its rationale, the trials involving a fleet of 35 e-bikes in Brighton and Hove, and the development of an open-source/sensor monitoring system that enables real-time display of rider data, plus research analysis.

The videos are available at: http://www.youtube.com/user/smartebikes

FEATURE ON THE GUARDIAN WEBSITE

A thoughtful article, written by Dr Frauke Behrendt, the Smart e-bikes Project Leader, has recently been published on the Guardian Sustainable Business partner zone, entitled “Using electrically-assisted bikes: lazy cheaters or healthy travellers?”

It is available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/electrically-assisted-bikes-lazy-or-healthy

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Active Travel Forum article in Bricycles News

Bricycles News , the newsletter of the Brighton, Hove and District Cycling Group, published a short article on page 5 in issue No 96, April – June 2013, about Dr Frauke Behrendt’s presentation at the Active Travel Forum on 19 March 2013.

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Active Travel Forum article in Bricycles News

Bricycles News, the newsletter of the Brighton, Hove and District Cycling Group, published a short article on page 5 in issue No 96, April – June 2013, about Dr Frauke Behrendt’s presentation at the Active Travel Forum on 19 March 2013.   Bricycle News 96_pdf

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