The Buzz

Franklin Jones talks recent news, operations and future endeavors for B-line

     What a pleasure it is to have B-line gain international attention! I am humbled by the interest and support of news outlets like The New York Times and TIME Magazine as well as from our own community of friends and family.  This…

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Shop Talk: Transmission

Back by popular demand, B-line’s fleet mechanic, Bill Murdock goes in depth about the inner workings of our trikes and the challenges that comes from an electric-assist system. One of the challenges in developing an electric-assist trike is the integration…

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How Three Car Sharing Services Collectively Eliminate the Need For a Car

Owning a car these days is becoming an increasingly expensive proposition. Gas prices keep inching up. Finding parking for it can be time consuming and expensive. All told, the average American spends more on their car monthly then food! Thankfully,…

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GreenSmith Chronicles #1 – Local Business Ally and Sustainability Champion Capital Pacific Bank

Welcome to the first of what will be an ongoing series here on the B-line blog, the GreenSmith Chronicles. B-line is committed to supporting the local economy in a sustainable, community benefitting way, and they’ve asked me to feature some…

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What The Heck is Grassmilk, and Why Should You Care?

At B-line, we see ourselves as much more than simply an emissions free cargo carrier. We are a connector of people, businesses, and community with food often being the common denominator. From producer to seller, and seller to those in…

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Summer is Here. Time to Climb, Unwind, and Get Out of Town!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Portland summer! All the gray and rainy you could ever want. And more. As we all know, the true beginning of summer here is 4th of July, and with it will come a huge…

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Can Freight Bikes Replace Trucks??

Sweet news!  We were recently featured on OPB’s Ecotrope blog! What’s Ecotrope? Well, the Ecotrope blog explores the current state of Northwest landscape and delves into the complex science and policy debates shaping its future. They investigate the federal, state and…

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Franklin Jones on The Sprocket Podcast

Cue it up… Franklin joins the conversation at 21min 30sec! Originally broadcast on December 4th, 2011 on The Sprocket. From the article: We discuss the difference between a courier service and established route delivery, their delivery radius, Dave’s Killer Bread, working…

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A Whole New World: The Life of a B-Line Rider

We all know the feeling, the endless day to day grind of working, and the slow decent from the “new job” high to the less exciting realization that work can’t always be the magical dream you had hoped for after…

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A Day in the Life of the Grand Central Bakery Route

In recent months Grand Central Bakery decided to partner with B-line to deliver their late bake afternoon route.  This is their third bread bake of the day, which means the restaurants and their customers get the freshest artisan bread possible….

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