By Sandy Mazza
Christine Branom did something this summer that would chill most Southern Californians to the bone.
She sold her car. And bought an electric bike.
Now, the human-resources specialist commutes daily, sweat-free, to work from Marina del Rey to Playa del Rey – sometimes in heels and a dress.
“I usually wear flip-flops,” Branom said. “But I know you’re supposed to wear closed-toed shoes.”
She relies on a complex, well-researched network of bike lanes, back streets, and the occasional sidewalk.
Branom’s part of a trend that Americans are expected to increasingly embrace. E-bike sales will double by 2025 in major world markets including the U.S., Western Europe, Japan and Vietnam, according to a recent study by market-research group Navigent Research
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