“But on an electric bike, these things hardly matter. I merge onto streets with confidence because I’m moving as fast as most cars. I zoom up inclines I would have otherwise avoided on a pedal bike, shortening my commute. When a light turns green, I’m fast off the line and don’t have to worry about making it across wide or poorly maintained intersections. I’m freed of the weight of my heavy bag, which fits nicely into a sturdy front basket.
On an e-bike, I’ve never felt safer biking on LA’s streets.”
–This nearly year old blog post is an excellent read. It also reinforces what an idiot NYC mayor Bill de Blasio is. https://www.curbed.com/2018/11/30/18105536/e-bikes-new-york-city-bike-share