The legislation incentivizes residents to purchase e-bikes with a tiered subsidy program based on income, partially reimbursing residents for the cost of the bike. E-bikes, which make it easier to get up hills and generally allow a rider to arrive at their destination less sweaty, have risen in popularity in recent years. But they’re not cheap; on average, an e-bike can cost between $1,000 to $2,000, while more expensive e-bikes can run upward of $10,000.
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