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1 © 2012 Danville E-Bike Presentation Community Activities Interbike 2012 Don J. Gerhardt September 20, 2012 File: Danville E-Bike Project

2 © Danville Electric Bike Vision To make Danville VA the premiere city in the USA for the application of E-Bikes

3 © Why make Danville the Premiere City for Electric Bikes? Promotes a high quality and healthy life style Will get worldwide recognition for Danville Reduces pollution from cars Reduces gas consumption Promotes high tech jobs Helps people enjoy the beauty of Danvilles river, parks and architectural significant buildings

4 © 2012 Objectives Develop best E-bike practices Provide recommendations to E-Bike manufactures and dealers on implementing E-Bikes in a city Provide recommendations to cities on incorporating E-Bikes in their infrastructure 4

5 © 2012 Danville VA Local Community Involvement Danville Regional Foundation Danville Community College Danville Science Center City Government Police Dept. Parks and Recreation Tourism City Engineering – Streets LiFeBATT Inc. Spin Bicycle Shop Local businesses Citizens 5

6 © 2012 National Involvement Light Electric Vehicle Association Electric Auto Association Aireez Bikes Currie Technologies ez Pedaler Pedego Electric Bikes Yuba Bicycles 6

7 © 2012 E-Bike Community Activities $10,000 local grant to study E-Bikes E-Bike orientation class Course on E-Bikes & batteries at Danville Community College E-Bike skills riding training LEVA Level 1 E-Bike training 2 week E-Bike evaluation by citizens TV, radio and newspaper publicity 7

8 © 2012 E-Bike Community Activities EV event at Science Center Public introduction rides E-Bike evaluation by local police and community college security patrol Currie Tech E-bike van visit to Danville VA E-Bike presentations to various groups E-Bike rentals E-Bike projects by students 8

9 © 2012 Future E-Bike Community Activities E-Bike display at Science Center Make the EV Event an annual function Teach the LEVA Level 2 and Level 3 E-Bike technician certification courses at the Danville Community College E-Bike historic tours Evaluation methods and trails for E-Off Road Bikes and Dual Sport E-Bikes Solar charging stations 9

10 © 2012 Danville Community College RCATT Support for E-Bikes 10

11 © 2012 TV Interview on E-Bikes at Danville EV Event 11

12 © 2012 Danville Police Involved in Evaluation 12

13 © 2012 DCC Security Patrol Evaluation 13

14 © 2012 Currie Technologies E-Bike Van visit to Danville VA 14

15 © 2012 Incorporate E-Bikes into Advanced Technology Learning Programs 15

16 © Cycle Analyst Power Meter and GPS Data Logger used on Evaluation E-Bikes

17 © Danville Riverwalk Trail

18 © Danville Riverwalk Trail

19 © 2012 Danville Riverwalk Trail 19 Ramp on the left provides bicycle access to trail bridge over the Dan River Trail on the right passes under expressway Trail is available to walkers, bicycles and horses

20 © 2012 Positive Results from Evaluators I love to ride this bike Very practical resource A pleasant experience even at 95 F degrees Power assist up to 500 watts on steep hills is a big help Could keep up with cars up the hill on Main Street Riding more often than normal 20

21 © 2012 Items for Improvement Infrastructure Need more bike lanes Need better shoulders on roads Need more bike racks. Need bike racks at Wal-Mart, Sams Club and Sheetz Bikes do not trigger traffic signal change 21

22 © Questions?

23 © Appendix

24 © 2012 Hoped-for Outcomes Citizens will have access to clean transportation that will improve the health of residents Danville will become a bike-friendly city which will appeal to all demographics of age and fitness levels Economic benefits for businesses and the city w/new businesses, tourism, etc. Danville will become known as the E Bike City of the USA E Bike Danville will position the region as a forward looking innovative region which will be attractive to outsiders

25 © Danville Riverwalk Trail

26 © Riverwalk-Riverside Dr Extension

27 © Riverwalk-Riverside Dr Extension

28 © Cyclists of Danville Website


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