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November 7, 2011
At Sisters of the Road, Focus is on Flavor and Food Justice

What's an example of a community relationship that has helped Sisters?  B-line Sustainable Urban Delivery is a local company that makes deliveries by bike mostly in inner Southeast (Portland) and downtown. They deliver food to Whole Foods (in the Pearl District) every day and, at the same time, pick up produce that Whole Foods has […]

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August 10, 2011
RSF Seed Fund Grantee Provides Smart and Compassionate Delivery

By Catherine Covington Here at RSF, we are always thrilled to hear about for-profit and non-profit enterprises taking innovative actions to catalyze social and environmental change.  During this year’s Seed Fund grantee selection process, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery quickly caught the attention of the RSF staff selection committee.  Take a look at why we are so thrilled […]

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April 21, 2011
KPTV 12: A New Use for Tricycles in Portland

KPTV: A New Use for Tricycles in Portland

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March 25, 2011
Partnership with Whole Foods and B-Line delivery freshens menu at Northwest Portland's Sisters of the Road Cafe

With its restaurant-style dining and $1.25 meals, Sisters of the Road Cafe has long been the homiest nonprofit grub spot for downtown Portland's hungry. Now, thanks to a recent partnership with B-Line: Sustainable Urban Delivery and Whole Foods Market, the cafe's freshly transformed menu also makes it the healthiest. Call it Portlandia at its best. […]

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February 4, 2011
KATU Channel 2 News: Local company makes heavy-duty deliveries - by bike

The B-Line delivery service in Portland isn't your typical bike messenger service, which is fitting in bike-crazy Portland. Some might say it's even a little... weird. This is no high-speed messenger service with hipster riders whipping through traffic on single-speed custom bikes. B-Line couriers pedal electrically-assisted three-wheeled trikes with a capacity to haul up to […]

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January 30, 2011
Oregonian: Griffin: Portland leaders team up with B-Line: Sustainable Urban Delivery is environmentally smart business move

Elected leaders in the Portland area like to try to save the world through grand, sweeping gestures. In recent years, they have promised to switch every municipal office to wind power, force gas stations that sell diesel to offer bio-diesel and cut the county's carbon emissions by 80 percent. This focus on the environment is […]

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January 28, 2011
KXL Radio: B-Line delivers to City of Portland

KXL Radio's Barbara Voight interviews Franklin Jones on B-Line's partnership with the City of Portland and Office Depot. Listen: B-Line 1 B-Line 2

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December 6, 2010
Oregon Business Journal: Portland embraces cargo bike’s ability to deliver the goods

Joel Grover worked at the Bike Gallery in Portland for more than 20 years before he decided to set up Splendid Cycles on his own in May, selling nothing but cargo bikes. Limiting your shop to extra-long bicycles built to haul hundreds of pounds of groceries, tools and/or kids may seem like a strange niche, […]

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December 6, 2010
Grist: Bicycle freight: thinking outside the box truck

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is planning something that, at first glance, is unbelievable. He wants to ban semi trucks from the city. The plan is to establish depots at the outskirts of London where goods could be transferred from giant, rumbling trucks (or lorries, as they say over there) to smaller vehicles for […]

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November 18, 2010
Portland Mercury: B-shares

ROBERTO CASANUEVA and I are loitering outside Whole Foods in the Pearl District, spending the morning doing the most "Portland" task imaginable: loading up his bike with 150 pounds of organic food to deliver to homeless shelters. But it's not just any bike! It's a European-made electric-assist cargo tricycle, complete with a custom-made giant box […]

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