ALMERE, the Netherlands – In Holland the first electric freeway, specially built for commuters on electric bikes and scooters will open before the end of this year. The freeway must get people out of their cars and on bikes.
According to industry experts it will be of vital importance for a European wide long-term trend in 2-wheeled electro-mobility, that an infrastructure with electric freeways to and from major cities is constructed. Such freeways are needed as there’s a too big difference in speeds between e-bikes and e-scooters and regular bicycles.
Distance suited for e-bike commuting
The electric freeway will be constructed between Amsterdam and one of its suburbs; Almere. This city is located about 25 kilometers from Amsterdam and is with that distance perfectly suited to be commuted on an e-bike or e-scooter.
To actually get people out of their cars and on a bike or scooter, the Dutch Tourist & Mobility Association (ANWB), Almere City and ForenZo (an ANWB mobility initiative) entered into a partnership to tempt motorists to use the electric freeway on an e-bike or e-scooter.
Next to offering the commuting motorists an e-bike or e-scooter insurance for free, other activities are organized to get people to use the freeway. In cooperation with local bike dealers small shows and workshops are organized in cooperation with Human Resources departments of local companies. Through them an extra financial incentive for employees must get commuters to use the electric freeway.