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August 18, 2014
From the BBC: Cargo bikes, built for the short haul

"In Portland, Oregon, entrepreneur Franklin Jones has embraced the future of urban transport. Never mind that the future closely resembles early 20th-Century Britain. Jones, the owner of B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, uses the same technology relied on by postal carriers in Victorian England, or by Good Humor ice cream vendors in postwar America..." The BBC […]

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January 7, 2014
B-corp's in Oregon

The Oregon State Department now recognizes Benefit Corporations, like B-line, and the good work done by these companies, which have a triple bottom-line business model that focuses on social justice and environmental protection. Highlighted here in a recent news report by KATU News.

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October 22, 2013
Franklin Jones on The Sprocket Podcast Part II

Back for round two Franklin joins the guys, Brock and Aaron, over at the Sprocket Podcast to chat about B-line being featured in the NY Times and in a Time Magazine article. They also discuss touring the world by bike. This conversation can't be missed so click here to listen to Episode 154 of The Sprocket Podcast.

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October 8, 2013
Last Mile Freight Delivery by Bike/Trike

Check out these two interesting articles from treehugger.com that further show how times are changing when it comes to getting goods into a city in a sustainable way. More than 50% of city freight could shift from truck to bike Cargo bikes cut cars and trucks from local deliveries

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October 6, 2013
NYC Conference on Bike Freight Delivery

This week our own Franklin Jones, owner and founder of B-line, traveled to the big apple to speak on the economical and environmental benefits of last mile freight delivery by cargo trike. Click the link to read the article from streetsblog.org.  

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July 9, 2013
New York Times: In Cargo Delivery, the Three Wheelers That Could

Read the latest article on B-line featured in the New York Times! We are honored to be recognized in the national limelight and show what a small startup company can do with an idea, dedication and a hardworking team.  

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April 2, 2013
Eco-speed

B-line has added a new trike to our fleet with a new electric motor system manufactured by EcoSpeed, located here in Portland, OR. Below are links to a few featured stories relating to this new motor. Click below to read more! http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/126410/ http://portlandtribune.com/sl/134423-bike-delivery-service-tests-new-electric-motor http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2013/03/ecospeed-b-line-deal-helps-bikers.html

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March 18, 2013
Time Magazine: 10 Ideas That Make A Difference

New ideas: They can be as huge as a new constitution or as tiny as a medical microchip. In this special report, TIME explores innovations that are changing the way we work, live, pray and play.  The article discusses B-Line's services that deliver a fix for traffic jams as partly helping the environment and partly to skirting — […]

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March 14, 2013
Truck Replaced! B-Line = Delivery by Electric Trike

Post from Paul Willerton at Electric Bike Report.  From the post: From the humble concept of supplying 'last mile' deliveries to businesses in a metro area via bicycle transport, Jones has proven his concept works. His business is not only profitable, but it adds value in ways that keep adding up. First of all, Portland […]

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June 29, 2012
Cargo E-Bikes Take Killer Trucks Off City Streets

B-line was visited by April Streeter a few weeks ago and we were happy to show her some of our operation. Read the article here and join the comment thread.

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