Columbus residents 18+ may be eligible for e-bike discount pilot program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus residents interested in biking to work now have a chance to get a discounted electric bike.

The Columbus City Council announced a new pilot program through Smart Columbus Thursday aimed at decreasing traffic congestion and lowering air pollution by making e-bikes more accessible to residents.

An e-bike uses a battery and a small electric motor to assist the bicyclist in pedaling faster and farther. The bikes also use a rechargeable battery and can travel up to 20 mph.

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