Electric scooters and bikes – with Angella Windram

What mode of vehicle allows you to park in small spaces, spend almost nothing on fuel, travel without getting out of breath, and produce few emissions?  I am regularly doing shows about the joys of cycling whether it be by bicycle or electric bike. It’s time for me to open my eyes to the world of electric scooters. They are compact, cheap to run, emit no local air pollution – and in New Zealand they are run primarily on renewable energy.

I’m Maureen Howard, and host of the Dunedin radio show Eco Living in Action that is aired on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. I’m usually based in Dunedin but I recorded this show while I was travelling on my flight-free adventure, coming to Peterborough in Ontario in Canada by freighter ship and bus.

On the 31st May I spoke with Angella Windram from Green Street E-Bikes in Peterborough in Ontario about electric scooters in Ontario, how they differ from our New Zealand scooters, and how cycling generally is going from strength to strength in the Peterborough area. I find out that Green Street E-Bikes is a family run business with sustainabilty at its heart.

To listen to this programme about Electric Scooters and Bikes in Ontario please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=70449559-e0b3-402a-abde-5a3a2ca08aa8

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This show was originally broadcast on the 30th June 2016 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.

Angella and her dog with her e-bike

Angella Windram, co-owner of family owned business – Green Steet E-Bikes. The family dog loves to ride in the basket attached to Angella’s e-bike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Husband, and co-owner of Green Street E-Bikes also provides a bike repair service

Verne (husband and co-owner) of Green Street E-Bikes also provides a bike repair service

 

Angella and ?'s shop - Green Street E-Bikes - in Peterborough, Ontario

Angella and Verne’s shop – Green Street E-Bikes – in Peterborough, Ontario

 

Their electric scooters come in various colours!

Their electric scooters come in various colours!

 

One of the models of e-bikes they have for sale

One of the e-bikes they have for sale. All of the models they supply are designed in Canada.

 

Angella with their rainwater collection system on the roof of their home which is above their shop.

And it’s not just bikes! Angella with their rainwater collection system on the roof of their home which is above their shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To listen to other Eco Living in Action radio shows on the Otago Access Radio Website go to http://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=d6c5fa93-1644-4811-acef-71386373b70a

 

 

 

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