We can go to the office more often. But public transport is now not ideal for going to work, many Dutch people think. They see an excellent alternative to the train in the electric bicycle. And the bicycle sellers also notice this. </p><div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--paragraph-text"> <p>"He really likes it," says Vincent Wever when he comes cycling on the test sample speed pedelec from the bicycle shop. Wever is a great lover of train travel; for years he wrote about public transport as a journalist. This week he exchanged the train for the extra fast e-bike for the first time. </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--paragraph-text"> <h2>Train 'less pleasant idea'</h2>
Going to work by public transport is not an option for him for the time being. “One and a half meters cannot be performed properly. People are talking about face masks. I don’t like the idea of sitting on the train.”
Weaver is not the only one who thinks that way. 20 percent of people who went to work by public transport before the corona outbreak want to exchange public transport for another mode of transport. The largest group – 63 percent – opt for the car, the Knowledge Institute for Mobility Policy researched. Almost one in five sees a great alternative in the bicycle.
</div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--paragraph-text"> The bicycle can also be an alternative for longer commuting distances. The fast speed pedelecs are ideal for this. These bicycles go up to 45 kilometers per hour. Wever, who lives in Zwolle and works in Deventer, is on his bike in about an hour at work.
Cycling is healthy
“Then I will be on the road just as long as when I cycle to the station, take the train and then walk to the office.” And then cycling is also healthier.
Sellers of e-bikes and speed pedelecs often hear that argument too. “Friday was a typical Amsterdammer here. Maybe a bit too heavy. He wants more exercise and he feels like a risk group. He therefore no longer wants to use public transport and really do something about his health,” says Odette Oostenieniën from the Amsterdam store CicQ. She sells high-end speed pedelecs.
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