Columbus rolls out e-bike incentive program

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It will take intentional choices to move Columbus away from being a “car-centric city,” City Council member Lourdes Barroso de Padilla says, but a new e-bike incentive program’s roll out is one more step — or pedal — in the right direction.

Why it matters: The heavy focus on improving bicycle travel this summer furthers city goals of boosting residents’ health, reducing traffic congestion and lowering carbon emissions.

Riding the news: Starting today, eligible residents can apply online to receive $500-1,200 in city funding toward purchasing e-bikes at Beechwold Bicycles, Franklinton Cycle Works, Johnny Velo Bikes, Orbit City Bikes or Paradise Garage.

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