Innovation Onramp Active Pilot
Reducing Emissions by Utilizing Active Transportation and Mode Shifting with Electric Bicycles
This pilot will demonstrate how to transform auto-oriented cities into resilient pedestrian and bike-friendly cities by utilizing electric bicycles (e-bikes). Outthink will hire an Active Transportation Ambassador to lead e-bike community outreach, identify sections of roadways that are unsafe, and work in partnership with the City of Gilroy to implement quick-build streetscape modifications, known as Tactical Urbanism, that aims to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
Community participants will be provided a new e-bike, accessories (helmet, racks, panniers, lights, etc.), safety and maintenance assistance, a fitness tracking device, and other behavioral encouragement to out-think old habits and instead, choose active transportation as an alternative to vehicle use.
Innovation Pilot Final Report
City Chrysalis Final Report – Using e-bikes to cost-effectively reduce emissions, address inequities, and improve public health – March 2022