Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Is It A Bike or Is It A Car?

It's a bike. It's a car. It's an... ELF??

The ELF, also known as Organic Transit Vehicle, is the newest "green" option for commuters. It features a combination of pedal and electric power and can go up to 30 mph, plus reach 20 mph on electric power alone. The bike can go for 1,800 miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It does not require the insurance, repair and car maintenance costs of the average vehicle. Besides the cost of the occasional new tire, the ELF runs completely off what it costs to charge its battery.


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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.