Cities could change now that electric bikes are becoming more popular. In some cities, the most common electric vehicles are 2-wheelers such as bikes and motorcycles. but cities are not really designed for them — you have to compete with cars on the road and at charging stations. BMW and Tongji University think they’ll do better: they’ve developed a concept, Vision E3 method, that provides e-bike riders their own roads. The ways would be safer and reduce traffic congestion, as you may expect, but they’d also take advantage of the electric nature of the vehicles to make two-wheel riding more accessible.
The use of roadways will generally sit above the existing roads and will be decidedly cozier thanks to a cooling system with purified rainwater. an automatic speed limit (in the concept, about 15.5MPH) and AI-driven traffic management would prevent the faster vehicles from crashing into scooters. And you can not even own a machine to use it – BMW provides rental vehicles at each access point, where you can pick up a motorbike at an access point if you want to get across town in a hurry.
You won’t necessarily see something like this in markets where cars dominate, like North America. A system like Vision E3 way could be very helpful in countries like China, however. it is not just that many more folks ride bikes in these areas — it’s that high population densities could necessitate separate, automated roads to keep traffic flowing. The challenge is getting cities to take up the concept. even if these roadways do not cost much to build, it’s no mean feat to significantly alter the urban landscape.