Welcome to the landing page for the Inclusive Sustainable Cycling (ISCycle): Inclusive E-bike Uptake and Sustainable Use Project
This project has been supported with financial contribution from the Department of Transport and the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland under the SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Funding Programme 2021, Grant number 21/RDD/736.
ISCycle specifically targets behaviour change interventions based on e-bike loans and ownership to elicit modal-shift away from private car. It addresses three current issues emergent in literature: 1) the impacts of e-mobility, 2) the gender gap in active travel, and 3) impacts of increased e-bike usage on the environment. E-bike sharing schemes are increasingly implemented across cities — but whilst important in replacing short & work-related trips, they may not be useful for women, nor practical outside of densely populated areas. The potential of e-bike ownership to replace private car-trips is far more promising, but needs to be examined in the Irish context. Behaviour change interventions will consist of the provision of e-bike loans, family-friendly accessories (bike-buggies, seats etc.), safety-gear, and cycle training, along with further tailored interventions identified through preliminary work. ISCycle will address additional travel related attributes i.e. the gender data gap, inclusivity in active travel, economic constraints and associated environmental impacts, in addition to the circular economy of e-mobility associated with the decarbonisation of travel.
News & Register Your Interest
We are currently in the preparatory stages for launching the project, so there is currently not too much detail here, but we will be launching later in 2022, so if you are a staff-member of UL, or work in Castletroy, and are interested in being a participant, please hit the link below.