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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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November 17, 2010
Wend: B-line Brings Turkeys By Bike This Thanksgiving

If you live in Portland, chances are you’ve at least seen a B-line delivery trike equipped with a big, snappy yellow cargo box perched behind its rider. These pedal-powered wonders began zipping through the streets of PDX in February 2009, partnering with local businesses to take over their “close-in” delivery needs. Since then, B-line has […]

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November 16, 2010
Sustainable Business Oregon: B-Line formally kicks off B-share program

On the heels of news this week about Oregon's higher-than-average hunger rate, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery formally launched its B-share program in an effort to get more of the city's edible food into the hands of charities and out of landfills. The program, in development for the last three months, taps B-Line's already out-and-about cargo […]

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November 11, 2010
Oregonian: Laurelhurst Whole Foods will get turkeys by bike, to gobble less fuel

Laurelhurst Whole Foods and B-Line: Sustainable Urban Delivery are teaming up to reduce the environmental impact of their holiday turkeys. Order a fresh free-range turkey from Laurelhurst Whole Foods before Jan. 1, and it will travel the mile from B-Line's warehouse to the store in a specially fitted cargo bike. Read the rest...

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November 2, 2010
Sierra Magazine: Bike Program Drives Down Food Waste

For many Americans, November begins a string of waistline-expanding holidays that make America's waste problem (about 25% of our prepared food ends up in the garbage) seem even more pronounced. So we were happy to learn that one Oregon company is keeping edibles out of the landfill and promoting healthy, green transportation at the same […]

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October 29, 2010
Good: B-Shares: A Bicycle Delivery Service That Helps Feed the Hungry

Oregon has been ranked among the hungriest states by the USDA for years. It's not that the state doesn't grow enough food, though. The problem is transportation. Food kitchens and nonprofits often don't have the resources to collect surplus bread and vegetables from local grocers, restaurants, and farmers' markets. Read the rest....

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October 29, 2010
Good: B-Shares: A Bicycle Delivery Service That Helps Feed the Hungry

Oregon has been ranked among the hungriest states by the USDA for years. It's not that the state doesn't grow enough food, though. The problem is transportation. Food kitchens and nonprofits often don't have the resources to collect surplus bread and vegetables from local grocers, restaurants, and farmers' markets. Read the rest...

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October 25, 2010
Sustainable Business Oregon: Whole Foods, B-Line team for holiday drive

The Whole Foods Market on East Burnside Street announced Monday that it will partner with B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys by pedal while supporting B-Line's efforts to get surplus food into the hands of food-assistance nonprofit agencies. In past years, Whole Foods Market Laurelhurst ordered its turkeys and stored them in a […]

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