Imagine an electric bike. Zipping through the city. Surging up hills without gasping for breath. Riding in business dress and arriving fresh and dry. Healthy, moderate exercise. No traffic jams. Free parking. Huge load-hauling potential. Near-free fueling. Zero emissions. Breeze in your face. Appealing! So, why haven’t they caught on? In this five-part series, Alan Durning looks at the future of electric bikes in the Northwest.

The Parable of the Electric Bike articles