Anyone whose ever visited knows what a Treehugger fan I am - whenever I see a bike-related post, I perk up. 'Specially when I see that they generate controversy, like this post about a new, super sleek line of electric bicycles, now at 17 comments - a sure sign of an incendiary topic.
Jacob, we miss you in LA!
Those naysaying the E-bike will argue that it defeats the purpose, "if you're gonna ride, well ride then dammit!"
Those in favor counterargue with, "anything that gets people out of their metal petro-boxes is a good thing."
Wherever you stand on the electric vs. human powered bike issue (must it be an either or?) must agree that this vehicle, from a purely aesthetic standpoint, is pretty slick.
I haven't done the full life cycle analysis (anyone?) but if it gets a few peeps outta their cars, I'm all for it.