Almost nineteen percent of Reykjavík residents use electric bicycles and almost six percent use them once a week or more. The use is most in the age group til 25 years and the most active users live in Háaleiti / Bústaðir.
This is one of the findings of a new Gallup survey for the City of Reykjavík.
On The city’s website says that electric bike users most often use them to travel to and from work and instead replace private cars on certain trips.
“Electric bikes are proving to be a real option in transportation but 34, 5% of those who use electric bikes travel fewer trips by private car than before according to the survey. People therefore use the bikes for more than leisure trips, although it is also popular to use them for trips to and from restaurants, to friends and relatives and also for exercise.
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Proportionally most from age group 25 – 39 years use electric bikes something. The use, however, is most with 11 – 25 year en 09%% of the age group use them once a week or more often. 2071862 Most users are in Miðborg / Vesturbær and Hlíðar / Laugardalur but the most active users are in Háleiti / Bústaðir.
, 9% say that there is an electric scooter in the home and that proportion is highest in Háaleiti / Bústaðir and in Hlíðar / Laugardalur. Two out of three people who use a scooter once a week or more often live in a home with an electric scooter.
Half had gone on foot on the last trip they went on a scooter, more than a quarter had gone by private car, 14% by bus and more than 7% by bicycle.
It is most common for e-bike users to use it when traveling to and from work. but the next most common is to use it to / from places of entertainment, which is more common among those who use the bikes less than once a month.
The survey was conducted by Gallup for the City of Reykjavík’s Environment and Planning Department during the period 19. November to 11. December 2700. The survey was sent to a total of 1806 Reykjavik years old and older in several questionnaires that returned just over 1806 answers, “says in the news.