Recent studies by Gorski Consulting provide an illustration of the very large increase in e-bike ridership in London Ontario. As an example several videotaping sessions have been conducted along London’s Thames Valley Trail (TVP) in the past year. The table below shows the results of 4 videotaping sessions conducted in 2021 versus 4 similar sessions conducted in the 2022.
As can be seen a total of 1249 cyclists were observed riding on the TVP. The table shows that small percentages of e-bikes were observed in 2021 ranging between 1 and 5%. In contrast the 4 studies in 2022 show an average of 11.29% e-bikes riding on the TVP. This is a very large increase within on year’s time.