The Best Thing In The World Now Sells: Bicycles! The Performance Has Increased By 600% Compared With That Before The Epidemic
Because many people are still worried about the second wave of outbreaks and are reluctant to take public transportation vehicles with a high risk of infection, they choose to ride bicycles. In addition to commuting, many countries still allow to go out for sports when the city is closed, and some countries especially "subsidize money" to encourage people's sports. Coupled with major cities such as Milan, Paris, London, etc., taking advantage of the epidemic situation to renovate the city, widen the bicycle lanes, and implement the "car-free plan" to make bicycles leap into the best means of transportation.
"Bicycles are the "disposal of toilet paper" after the epidemic!" Eric Attayi, owner of a bicycle retail store in Texas, told CNN.
Bicycles are not just a mess, but a long-term trend
The epidemic made bicycles very popular. Bicycle sales from European and American dealers were sold out, and there was a long queue for replenishment. According to the Association of Cycle Traders, the number of sold or pre-ordered orders waiting to be produced and shipped reached 20,000. NPD Group data also shows that in the United States, the annual sales of commuting and fitness bicycles increased by 66% in March; leisure Bicycle sales jumped 121%, and electric bicycle sales jumped 85%.
"New York Times" analysis, social distance and isolation at home, restrict people's lives during the COVID-19 epidemic, resulting in a big sale of bicycles, but may change the role of bicycles, not just toys for teenagers, or accessories for Wenqing, but The necessities of life, when gradually restarting life, become safer vehicles than public transportation.
Will electric bikes be the new favorite?
In addition to bicycles, there is a new star in the transportation industry: electric bicycles. It is equipped with a battery, (in the United States) does not require a driver's license, and can ride farther with less effort. It has a good chance of becoming a new darling of urban commuting.
"I firmly believe that electric bikes will revolutionize cities around the world in the next 10 years," said Taco Carlier, CEO of Dutch bicycle brand VanMoof.
In the past, electric bicycles were regarded as special mobility tools for the elderly, but in today's bicycle boom, it is also a popular fried chicken. According to the New York Times, data from research company NPD Group showed that sales of electric bicycles in March increased by 85% over the same period last year.
"The Economist" pointed out that the physical threshold for riding an electric bicycle is low, and it will not cause a lot of sweat and make you confused. The applicable ethnic group is wider, especially for commuters. Consulting firm Deloitte estimates that sales of electric bicycles will reach 130 million by 2023.
Governments of various countries contribute money and take advantage of the epidemic to promote the "car-free plan" to encourage people to ride bicycles, which is both environmentally friendly and healthy, which is a good thing. As the President of the European Cycling Federation (Cabel) said, infrastructure such as bicycle lanes is the basis for promoting a cycling culture. However, the issues of traffic regulations and parking spaces, etc. The government works together to create a better riding space.
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