CONTRA COSTA COUNTY — Residents of Contra Costa County can now obtain money rebates for brand spanking new electrical bicycles, or e-bikes, by way of a pilot program launched by 511 Contra Costa.
A restricted variety of $150 rebates can be found for residents of every of the county’s 19 cities, and one other batch for residents of unincorporated areas, to assist purchase e-bikes, e-bike conversion kits and electrical mopeds, with a most pace lower than 30 mph.
Low-income residents would obtain $300 rebates.
“E-bikes provide a number of key advantages as a substitute for driving -they cut back congestion, cut back greenhouse fuel emissions, get rid of parking dilemmas, and can assist bridge these first and final mile journeys to transit — plus they’re simply actually cool,” mentioned Contra Costa Transportation Authority Govt Director Randell Iwasaki.
Kirsten Riker, mission supervisor with 511 Contra Costa, mentioned considered one of that transportation program’s targets with the rebates is to introduce Contra Costa residents to e-bikes and to make them simpler to acquire.
The rebate program is funded by Measure J transportation tax revenues.
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