Cal/EPA, in conjunction with BionX, Ecotron, and the City of Sacramento, is conducting a 4-week trial to test a bikesharing program at the Cal/EPA headquarters in Sacramento, CA. The BionX equipped e-bikes used in the program will be available at no charge to Cal/EPA employees for commuting and local transportation over the duration of the trial.
From the press release:
The BionX-equipped systems installed on the bikes in the stations provide riders with a variable power boost of up to 300 percent of their own energy, helping riders tame any hill and making even riding back with a full load of groceries manageable. With features like a thumb -operated throttle for quick accelerations, motor braking for added safety, quick stopping and energy mode regeneration, and a motor locking mechanism for theft prevention, the BionX system is the leading one of its kind in the world.
Project partner Ecotron, Systems Inc. will manufacture the innovative infrastructure for the bike stations. Their proven bike docking systems have been tested to withstand 50,000 bike movements and include a host of features like trip logging, intuitive controls, collision-resistant design and hoardings replacable with advertising and corporate colors.
“We are thankful that Cal/EPA and the City of Sacramento, supported by the Governors office, have allowed us to use the Cal/EPA facilities to test this exciting program. It’s a completely new model for employee, client and visitor bike and e-bike sharing programs on work or educational campuses, and at hotels, tourist destinations and police stations,” said Vincent Lamoureux, Magna Marque (BionX) Global Sales and Marketing Director.