brynpoeth wrote:They are not available to anyone who wants one, they cost much much more to buy and to run than bwms, bikes without motors, many people cannot afford or cannot thoyle an €bike
That's true of lots of things.
Now, my own list of needful things (needed by all people in a modern society such as that of the UK or Germany) is quite wide. It includes not just oxygen and water but also food, shelter, education, transport and many associated things such as electricity and perhaps a bicycle (e- or otherwise). I must be some kind of pink-livered commie snowflake, eh?
So in my utopia, bikes would be provided free of charge to all, along with the bandages when the users fall off. If a twangle or rot required the cyclist to have some e-assistance, the free bike would be an e-bike.
However, my utopia is not likely to be realised. In fact, there is no common-good provision anymore for even those things initially provided by Clement, such as higher education, decent public transport and many bits of the NHS. Even now, evil neolib Tories are plotting to scupper the remnant of the NHS and have already denied any responsibility for preventing famine amongst the populace. They will soon be enclosing the oxygen and selling it off to the highest bidder (a large and greedy Yank, with several Russian criminal backers).
Now, if only y'all will make me dictator, everything will be perfek within about ten minutes. Even you will be able to try an e-bike!
What is your own solution to the present financial difficulty of buying such a bike suffered by those currently known as "the undeserving poor"?