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Josh Wilson

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Test Drive an Electric Bike

Electric Bicycles

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

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Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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  • Reflection Question
    Transport Test Drive an Electric Bike
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Private vehicles account for 60% of trips of a mile or less. Do you often drive short distances instead of biking or walking? If so, how might incorporating an electric bike into your lifestyle help you make more climate-friendly choices?

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    Josh Wilson 5/01/2020 3:33 AM
    In usual circumstances, I drive and get takeout food all the time, so I do take many small trips. If I were to buy an electric bike, I could use it to make my small trips to get food or groceries. The only problem with having an electric bike is I could not use it to get to school because I have a 20 minute drive, which is a longer distance than most bikes.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Josh Wilson 5/01/2020 3:26 AM
    Driving less has increased my engagement in my community. I live very close to my sister, so I would either ride my bike or ride my skateboard to her house. After I got there, we would ride our bikes or skateboards to a restaurant close to her house. I get enjoyment out of getting exercise while also saving the environment little by little.

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    Josh Wilson 5/01/2020 3:18 AM
    Semester is almost over, and my daily challenge is going very well. I rarely live my house due to quarantine, so I am only driving for necessary things. 

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      Melissa Hinten 5/05/2020 9:30 AM
      Yes, indeed, we all been more eco-friendly with our trips due to the shutdown! 

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    Josh Wilson 5/01/2020 3:13 AM
    Daily challenge is going very well. I am not having to go anywhere so I am limiting my car miles by a large margin.

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    Josh Wilson 4/30/2020 9:02 PM
    I was able to do this before quarantine started and forgot to record it, but I tested out an electric bike and it was very interesting. I like how it doesn't burn any fuel, making it better for the environment, but I do not like how limited the distance is. If I were to drive it to school and back, I would not be able to drive anywhere else until it was charged back up. I would recommend an electric bike for someone that lives very close to school and who doesn't have to drive on the interstate.