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)

11/30/2022 - 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

11/28/2022 - 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.

11/21/2022 - 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

11/17/2022 - updated the California  Electric Bicycle Incentives Project to indicate more funding and possible lowering of income qualification level.

11/16/2022 - added Resources for designing an effective ebike program to the Policy & Program Options page

11/14/2022 - added trikes and quads to the ebike Class Definitions page

11/8/2022 - added Connecticut Ebike incentive program (in development) and Monterey County (CA) Veterans Transition Center Ebikes for Vets program to the ebike Incentives page

11/4/2022 - 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. 

11/2/2022 - 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..

10/31/2022 - added buyers guidance descriptions of Lights to the Ebike Components page

10/28/2022 - added buyers guidance descriptions of Torque and Shock Absorbers to the Ebike Components page

10/27/2022 - 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

10/24/2022 - 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

10/20/2022 - Added benzene pollution to Gas & Induction Cooktops & Health linked on the E-building Studies page.

10/18/2022 - 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.

10/13/2022 - Updated the Berkeley e-bike dealer list linked from the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page

9/30/2022 - Added Redding CA & Cape Cod MA ebike voucher programs to the Incentive Programs

9/27/2022 - Updated contact links and program status for CCCE, MBARD, Zoomo in the Incentive Programs

9/26/2022 - Added Banff AB ebike rebate to the Incentive Programs

9/23/2022 - 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

9/19/2022 - 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

9/13/2022 - Added PG&E Induction cooker loan program to the E-building programs page

9/2/2022 - Added Saris ebike charging rack options to Secure Bike Parking page. Added Bloomberg article about increasing electric vehicle battery recycling capacity to the Battery page. 

9/1/2022 - Added Tunnels and 511's map page to the San Francisco Bay Area pedal & e-bike information page

8/29/2022 - 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.

8/24/2022 - 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.

8/19/2022 - 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.

8/17/2022 - Updated Scrap a clunker for ebikes grant page. Updated requirements (2005 model year) and fixed broken links from BAAQMD website changes

8/16/2022 - 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"

8/15/2022 - Added info on USPS mail delivery by bike fleets to Fleets page.

8/11/2022 - 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)

8/1/2022 - Added Secure Bike Parking page

8/1/2022 - Started this changelog.