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Safety of e-bikes compared to conventional bicycles: What role does cyclists’ health condition play?

SWOV researcher Schepers coauthored the article 'Safety of e-bikes compared to conventional bicycles: What role does cyclists’ health condition play?' in the Journal of Transport & Health.

The rising use of e-bikes (EBs) presents an opportunity to increase active transportation but may compromise road safety due to increased travel speed and weight compared to conventional bicycle (CBs). Evidence comparing the safety of EBs and CBs is limited while the influence of cyclists’ health status has been neglected.

This cross-sectional case-control study compared EB and CB users in the Netherlands. 

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