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E-bikes - Impacts on the transportation system (SVI 2014/003)

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Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
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Transport sectors
Passenger transport,



The objective of the project is to identify the particular issues concerning the fast increasing number of e-bikes users (a lack of control from cyclists, a lack of anticipation from other users, inappropriate road layout, legal framework is confusing). The characteristics of the "e-bike transportation system" are analysed (users, vehicles, infrastructures, legal framework and their interactions). The main goal is to show the actions that must be taken in order to help taking e-bikes into account when planning transportation projects. The different requirements between "slow" e-bikes (< 25 km/h) and "quick" e-bikes (25 to 45 km/h) must be also highlighted.


The project consists from the following parts:

Part 1 – Study framework and literature: analysis of the on-going research results and international comparison of the "e-bike transportation system"

Part 2 – Territorial analysis: operating of the e-bike system in the current territorial structure and vision for the future.

Part 3 – E-bike system analysis:

- Highlighting of the main themes which need a deep analysis and determination of the current and future problems related to the e-bike system.

- Themes study, based on available technical knowledge (norm, experience, literature) and on field's analysis in Bern and in Geneva: e.g. user's position on the road, attitude towards obstacles, mutual perception between users, braking distance, etc.

- Strengthening and overview.

Part 4 – Action leads: Carrying out of technical records for each priority action lead (adjustment measures for roads, bike infrastructures, vehicles, legal framework and public relations, etc.)


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Private foundation
Institution Name
Association of Transportation Engineers
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)

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