Website updates log
This page lists all significant updates of new information or links. (I will not list minor changes such as fixing spelling and other editorial clean up)
11/17/23 - Added information on induction woks to the the Buying Tips for Induction Cooking page and added American Express to the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card Guide page and the linked comparison chart.
11/13/23 - Updated the Berkeley CA ebike dealer survey of availability and prices on the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike info page.
10/27/23 - Added safe ebike charging practices to the Ebike FAQ page and updated the Juiced UL certification listing on the Safety Certifications page and noted that TUV has now received OSHA approval for their UL 2849 certifications and added or updated UL2849 certifications for Heybike, Juiced, Trivel & many other brands.
10/13/23 - Added King County/Seattle WA. Amazon Seattle, WA state, Kamloops BC and BC provincial ebike incentives and Stowe VT ebike incentive & VT Replace Your Ride & Electrify Your Fleet, PEI province wide incentives, and VT Local Motion & Madison WI lending libraries & Nelson BC ebike financing program, and updated the VT state & Montpelier ebike voucher programs on the Ebike incentives page. Updated info on using the San Joaquin Amtrak train on teh the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & ebike information
10/12/23 - Added Utah/Magnum & Bend OR city ebike vouchers, Portland OR rebate, Tigard OR & Washington County landing libraries, Bend OR Kôr Community Trust free ebike, Portland OR Kaiser study and updated Ashland & Eugene OR, Oregon statewide & Austin TX ebike rebate programs on the Ebike incentives page.
10/11/23 - Added Columbus, OH, Raleigh NC, New Jersey, & Boston MA ebike discount programs & Springfield VT ebike lending library on the Ebike incentives page.
10/10/23 - Added Bread Financial / Comenity and substantially reworked the ranking categories in the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card Guide page and the linked comparison chart.
10/9/23 - Added the campaign to get Costco to pressure Citibank, listings for Synchrony Bank, UMB, and 50 retail brand credit cards issued by major dirty fossil fuel investment banks to the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card Guide page and the linked comparison chart.
10/8/23 - Updated Colorado statewide, Boulder (CA) Community Cycle, & Connecticut ebike programs and added University of Northern Alabama, Culdesac Tempe AZ, Durango, Ft Collins, Garfield, Grand Junction, Mt Crested Butte, CO, Eastern Iowa REC, State of Maine (proposed) & Washington DC ebike programs on the Ebike incentives page.
10/7/23 - Added Colorado Springs ebike lease program and updated Basalt & Boulder CO ebike programs on the Ebike incentives page.
10/6/23 - Added Santa Cruz County (CA) ebike voucher program (proposed) and updated Redwood Coast Energy Authority (CA) & Monterey Bay Air Resources District (CA) & Peninsula Clean Energy (CA) ebike voucher programs & Ride Drive & Clean SF Bay area (CA) ebike discount program on the Ebike incentives page and added a section on racks to the Ebike Components page.
10/5/23 - Added Rhode Island ebike rebate program on the Ebike incentives page and updated the Wash DC program.
9/13/23 - Updated Rad Power UL certification on the Ebike Safety Certifications page
8/25/23 - Added Long Beach CA ebike lending library to the Ebike incentives page
8/21/23 - Added Hiking By Transit website to the Route Planning section of the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & ebike information page and added info about taking a bike on Amtrak's San Joaquin. Added Richmond CA ebike lending library to the Ebike incentives page.
7/20/23 - Added opening of new Pasadena CA ebike rebate program and a Santa Monica CA proposal to the Ebike incentives page
7/1/23 - Updated the income limits (they've gone up!) on the Bay Area Swap-a-clunker for ebikes grant page.
6/29/23 - Clarified relationship of certifications and labs on the Ebike Safety Certifications page
6/23/23 - Added list of labs certified to test ebikes for fire safety to the Ebike Safety Certifications page.
6/8/23 - Added Amtrak San Joaquin info to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
5/29/23 - Added new Minnesota statewide ebike discount program on the Ebike incentives page
5/10/23 - Added new Colorado statewide ebike discount program on the Ebike incentives page
5/8/23 - Added SF's Safe Bikes registration database to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
5/2/23 - Added San Mateo CA Peninsula Energy rebates and loans programs to the Building Electrification Programs page
4/26/23 - Added more UL certified ebikes to the Safety Certifications page. Now totalling 37 brands.
4/13/23 - Added ebike Safety Certifications page.
4/6/23 - Added London & Portland OR Cargo Bike last mile package delivery programs to Ebike Fleets page.
3/29/23 - Added ebike rebate programs in KY, MA & NM and updated Denver ebike voucher program on the Ebike incentives page.
3/28/23 - Added a health study (on the The effect of cycling on cognitive function and well-being in older adults.)to the Ebike studies page and ebike programs/proposals in HI, IL, & ME on the Ebike incentives page.
3/27/23 - Added Tampa FL and Basalt CO programs to the Ebike incentives page, confirmed and updated information in many programs and added field to indicate status of the program and when added and confirmed/verified
3/24/23 - Added more CA and CO programs to the Ebike incentives page
3/23/23 - Added several Colorado Energy Office Community Access to Electric Bicycles Grant Programs to the Ebike incentives page.
3/21/23 - Added info on battery fires to the ebike FAQ page.
3/21/23 - Added info on the EBIKE Act federal tax credit being reintroduced to Congress the Ebike incentives page as well as updating references to the Los Angeles area South Coast Air Management District ebike cash for clunkers program.
3/18/23 - Added more info about bikes on Amtrak to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
3/17/23 - Created a new page About the Walk Bike Berkeley Ebike Project
3/14/23 - Complete rebuild of the Ebike incentives page to make it more readable on all devices, particularly mobile and to add reference to the RiderReview Micromobiity Incentive Tracker.
3/6/23 - Added Richmond-San Rafael Bridge E-Bike Commute Program (CA) to the ebike Incentives page.
3/1/23 - Added Elan and US Bank to the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card Guide page and the linked comparison chart. Substantial rewrite of the recommendations text and and subdivided the ratings into four tiers.
2/27/23 - Added Discover and Diners Club credit card scoring to Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card Guide linked from the Keep It In The Ground page.
Added UC Berkeley secure bike parking and more info about BikeLink to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
2/23/23 - Updated the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card Guide linked from the Keep It In The Ground page.
Added the NYC Equitable Commute Project and other nationwide low interest purchase loan information to the ebike Incentives page
2/22/23 - Added Lime and updated other bike/scootershare info on the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
2/21/23 - Added the under-development Colorado state ebike rebate and updated the Denver ebike voucher program on the ebike Incentives page
2/17/23 - Added proposed Nashville TN ebike rebate and more info on Berkeley, Denver, San Gabriel Valley, and Washington DC ebike programs incentives on the ebike Incentives page
2/14/23 - Added $4 million dollar proposed budget increase for the CA EBCE program to the ebike Incentives page.
2/13/23 - Added a section on Brakes to the the Ebike Components page. Added sections: Take more turns, including quick evasive maneuvers, Go slow on steep hills and Be a good ambassador to the How to ride an e-bike for the first time factsheet linked from the the Owners Guide page. Added more on getting your brakes regularly checked to the Taking care of your new e-bike factsheet linked from the the Owners Guide page.
Updated the Sonoma Clean Power program on the ebike Incentives page
2/3/23 - Updated the description of Battery enabled induction stoves and moved it to a new Induction Battery page. Updated the Aspiration entry (currently closed) on the Compare Credit Cards by fossil fuel financing table linked from the the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card page
2/2/23 - Added QuitCarbon home electrification counseling service to the Building Electrification Programs page
1/31/23 - updated the program description for the California CARB/Pedal Ahead program on the Ebike Incentives page
1/26/23 - Added more fossil fuel free credit card resources and added more cards to the Compare Credit Cards by fossil fuel financing table and the Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card page linked from the Keep It In The Ground page
1/20/23 - Added Hawaii and DC ebike rebates to the Ebike Incentives page.
1/19/23 - Added more information about the Channing Copper 120 volt induction stove with battery on the Buying Tips for Induction Cooking page.
1/18/23 - Added all known SeeClickFix reporting cities for reporting road hazards to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
1/14/23 - Added a section on reporting road hazards to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
1/10/23 - Added ebike life cycle analysis studies to the Ebike Studies page
1/6/23 - Added repairs BikeStation & VeloFix) and a recumbent trike dealer (Zacks) to the Berkeley Dealer list linked from the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
Added a table to Compare credit cards from banks with low or no fossil fuel investment to the Keep It In The Ground page and several more credit cards.
Added University of California ebike discount program to the Ebike Incentives page.
Edited How a Heat Pump Works to describe how the heat pumps you already have in your house (fridge, A/C) work in the Building Electrification FAQ
1/4/23 - Added Hell on Wheels, hilarious and informative account of a writers first ebike rides, to the Ebike Stories & Blogs page.
12/24/22 - Updated information about the Channing Copper induction stove with battery on the Buying Tips for Induction Cooking page
12/22/22 - Added a new page on finding a Fossil Fuel Free Credit Card (currently a googledoc), linked from a revamped Keep It In The Ground page
Added commentary to the sections on dashboard, gears & drive types, & battery location in the Ebike Components page
12/16/22 - Added the Boston Delivers neighborhood ebike package delivery pilot to the Fleets page and the MassBike Worcester E-Bike Program (MA) and the proposed statewide ebike incentives in Oregon and New York to the ebike Incentives page.
12/15/22 - Updated ebike study results with new data from more commuter ebikes & ebikes being ridden mostly throttle only in Ebike Monitoring Project results and added Contra Costa County (CA) CCTA Charge Up E-Bike Rebate Program to the ebike Incentives page.
12/8/22 - Added new BikeLink app to the Secure parking section of the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
12/7/22 - Reorganized the Ebike Buyers Guide page with information on coasts and to improve readability. Revised the description of the combined heat, hot water and storage heat pump systems (Harvest Thermal) on the HVAC Heat Pumps page.
11/30/22 - Updated the BAAQMD (CA) scrap a car for ebikes program description to include the 300% FPL income chart on the Bay Area Swap-a-clunker for E-bikes grant page and updated the program description for the CARB (CA) ebike program on the ebike Incentives page
11/28/22 - Updated the Buying Tips for Induction Cooking page with information about new induction stoves that can be plugged into a regular 120 volt outlet and can keep cooking and power the fridge and other appliances through power outages.
11/21/22 - updated the Alameda (CA) TMA ebike incentive program to reflect the $300 rebate and the San Mateo (CA) PCE ebike incentive program to reflect higher voucher limit ($800 -> $1000 and higher ebike price limits ($1,800 -> $3,000) in the ebike Incentives page. Updated the BAAQMD (CA) scrap a car for ebikes program description to indicate 2023 plans to reduce income limits (from 400% to 300% FPL and open the program up to all CA zip codes on the Bay Area Swap-a-clunker for E-bikes grant page
11/17/22 - updated the California Electric Bicycle Incentives Project to indicate more funding and possible lowering of income qualification level.
11/16/22 - added Resources for designing an effective ebike program to the Policy & Program Options page
11/14/22 - added trikes and quads to the ebike Class Definitions page
11/8/22 - added Connecticut Ebike incentive program (in development) and Monterey County (CA) Veterans Transition Center Ebikes for Vets program to the ebike Incentives page
11/4/22 - updated the Preliminary assessment of using e-bikes for City of Berkeley building inspections (linked from the Fleets page) to include recommendation of gears and torque sensors for hilly cities.
11/2/22 - updated East Bay Community Energy (CA) try out and purchasing incentive program info on the ebike Incentives page and Lock section of the Owners Guide page. Added Gears, Dropper posts, and kickstand sections to the Ebike Components page, plus some extra FAQ material..
10/31/22 - added buyers guidance descriptions of Lights to the Ebike Components page
10/28/22 - added buyers guidance descriptions of Torque and Shock Absorbers to the Ebike Components page
10/27/22 - minor updates Clean Cars for All description (30 months to spend the money, revised resources) to Bay Area Swap-a-clunker for E-bikes grant page
10/24/22 - Added Golden State Rebates (CA) to Ebuilding Incentives page and clarified the services that Switch Is On (CA) and BayREN (Bay area) provide.
Added link to article about the success of the Denver ebike voucher program in the Denver listing on the ebike Incentives page
10/18/22 - Added combined heat and hot water systems (Harvest Thermal) to HVAC Heat Pumps page.
Updated the Buying Tips for Induction Cooking page with more information on the Duxtop portable cooktop including a two burner version plus descriptions of burner bridges, burner size, delayed auto shutoff and improved description of other features like convection ovens. Updated the Induction Cooking Factsheet with current prices and rebate information.
9/30/22 - Added Redding CA & Cape Cod MA ebike voucher programs to the Incentive Programs
9/27/22 - Updated contact links and program status for CCCE, MBARD, Zoomo in the Incentive Programs
9/26/22 - Added Banff AB ebike rebate to the Incentive Programs
9/23/22 - Added Seattle's program using cargo ebikes for sidewalk cleaning crews and Wired article about delivery fleets to the Fleets page. Added article about San Diego ebike loan program to the Incentive Programs
9/19/22 - Added lending library programs in Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls NY, Pacoima CA and Durham NC to the Incentive Programs page and Shared Mobility Inc. to the lending library section of the Policy & Program Options page
9/13/22 - Added PG&E Induction cooker loan program to the E-building programs page
9/1/22 - Added Tunnels and 511's map page to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page
8/29/22 - Added Vermont statewide ebike incentive program to E-Bike Incentive Programs page. Also noted the increase to $4,000 for French swap a car for an ebike program and added the Lithauanian subsidy of €1,000 for purchase of an ebike and transit credit in exchange for scrapping a car.
8/24/22 - Added more info on parking availability at transit stations to the Secure Parking section on SF Bay Area info page. Added BiKeep self locking rack and locker vendor and sectino on Bike Stations to the Secure Bike Parking Facilities
Updated the income limits on the Scrap a clunker for ebikes grant page.
8/19/22 - Added BART Elevator Dimension guide (for cargo bikes, tandems and other long bikes) to Bikes on Transit section of SF Bay Area info page and expanded description of BikeLink with info & link on how to search for "BikeLink" in GoogleMaps.
8/17/22 - Updated Scrap a clunker for ebikes grant page. Updated requirements (2005 model year) and fixed broken links from BAAQMD website changes
8/16/22 - Added two new studies to the Studies page: "Using E-Bike Purchase Incentive Programs to Expand the Market" and "Metro Active Transportation Return On Investment Study"
8/15/22 - Added info on USPS mail delivery by bike fleets to Fleets page.
8/11/22 - Added Cycling Made E-asy free lending library in the UK and more info on Veligo Location €40/ month ebike lending library program in France for the Incentive Programs listings (and updated several other program listing)
8/1/22 - Added Secure Bike Parking page
8/1/22 - Started this changelog.