Public transportation has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s difficult to practice social distancing on buses and subways.
Before the pandemic, New York’s subway system saw over 5 million riders each day. This number dropped over 90% during the initial pandemic peak.
More people are choosing e-bikes for physically distanced transportation. Keep reading to learn how to stay safe while riding a bike.
Have You Thought About Electronic Biking?
The E-Bike offers a less strenuous option to traditional bicycles. The Bolt Electric Bike can reach speeds of up to 15.5 miles per hour. It has a range of 17 miles.
The Adventure E-Bike has a rechargeable battery in the frame for easy recharging. Once you reach your destination, this lightweight bike (less than 35 lb.) is easy to carry inside if needed. It even has a carrying handle.
Staying Safe When You’re Riding a Bike
When riding a bike, it’s important to practice safety precautions. The following provides tips for keeping your bike rides safe.
1. Choose a Bike That’s Dependable
The pandemic will remain part of our daily lives for the foreseeable future. When you invest in a bike, make sure it’s top quality. It must meet road laws, be durable, and function in inclement weather.
2. Helmets Are Cooler Than Head Injuries
Did you know more adults die in bicycle-motor vehicle accidents than children? According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 88 percent of bicycle deaths are adults. Most of the 80,000 bicycle-related head injuries cause brain damage.
Okay. Do you get the idea of why helmets are essential when riding a bike?
We strongly recommend wearing a properly fitting helmet to protect that beautiful mind of yours.
3. Light It Up
It’s important to make sure that you catch the attention of motor vehicles. Choose a bike with front and back LED lights. Additional reflectors also increase your visibility.
Consider a bright-colored helmet and even a vest with reflective strips. The goal is to make motorists look.
The Bolt E-bike charges in 5 hours while you work. This will ensure that your bike and lights are ready if you're riding home after dark.
4. Keeps Your Eyes and Ears on the Road
Many people enjoy listening to music, podcasts, or news during their commute. When riding a bike, it’s very important to be able to hear what’s going on around you. So, no earbuds while riding.
Also, never use your phone while riding. Remember to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Watch for parked cars that may suddenly pull out.
Always ride with the flow of the traffic. Use proper hand signals when changing lanes or making turns.
5. Find the Best Route
When riding an electronic bike, remember how long the battery will last. Experiment with different routes to your destination. You want the fastest, most bike-friendly one.
Find a route with fewer stops, dangerous intersections, and traffic. This will give you peace of mind so you can enjoy your commute.
Ready to Join the E-Bike Revolution?
Riding a bike to work or just for fun. The e-bike can offer an alternative during the pandemic. Jetson, based in Brooklyn, NY, offers e-bikes, e-scooters, kick scooters, and hoverboards.
We have the solutions that you need for social distancing activities. Click here to find an authorized dealer near you.