Colombia - Ibagué
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Urban transport and mobility have over the years become an essential concern for city authorities and planners whose challenges have grown, especially towards improving sustainable transportation systems. With the advancement of electric mobility in transport, electric bicycles have also seen significant increase in usage many cities globally. A fact-finding mission by the Dutch Cycling Embassy on cycling in Colombia reported that there is a steady growth in biking in major Colombian cities with the popularity of e-bikes also increasing over time (Berenschot and Urbanos, 2015).
Efforts to expand cycling activities and promote the use of bicycles as an alternative transport mode in cities can potentially contribute to reducing the impacts of fossil-fuel dependent public transportation not only in Colombian cities, but also in urban areas around the world. This paper proceeds to review the potentials that exist in promoting e-bikes sharing systems in the Colombian city of Ibagué.