SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Association of Governments said it’s looking for people to participate in a two-year e-bike pilot program.
The initiative is meant to help regional partners better understand how e-bikes could enhance quality of life by expanding access to more destinations in the San Diego region, SANDAG explained in a press release.
Participants in the “Pedal Ahead” program will be tasked with riding a certain amount of miles per month over a two-year span. SANDAG said riders will be asked to share regular feedback about their experiences and record their trips.
Pedal assist e-bikes will be provided to participants in exchange for the fulfilling the program requirements. SANDAG encourages to riders to use the e-bikes for travel to work, school, shopping and recreational use.
-Applicants must be 18 years or older and a resident of San Diego County.
-Participants must commit to using the e-bike for a minimum of 100 miles per month. Mileage will be recorded through the free Strava mobile app.
-Priority will be given to lower income individuals with an annual income of $50,000 or below.
You can learn more about the SANDAG e-bike incentive pilot program here.
SANDAG said the Pedal Ahead program is part of its Sustainable Transportation Services, which is funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.