For 73 years horse-racing spectators would flock to Portland Meadows, a racetrack in the north of the city. In its heyday of the 1970s, the track attracted thousands of visitors. It was also a venue for music concerts. Bands like Metallica, Pearl Jam and the Beach Boys played there. But in a sign of the […]
Portland city planners launch studies to find out how the rise of online ordering will impact land use and the transportation network. For several years, B-line Urban Delivery has delivered food products by electric-assist cargo bikes to Portland’s supermarkets and restaurants. Working out of the Redd on Salmon food hub in the city’s Central Eastside, […]
It would be easy to dismiss B-line's service as just another Portland oddity. But similar projects are scaling up in European capitals like Paris and Berlin; just became legal in Chicago; and are being adopted in New York City, where Amazon.com Inc. has 200 such electric bikes making produce deliveries.
A State of Oregon project to study the needs and gaps of electric vehicle charging infrastructure has a gap of its own: No one on the 18-member advisory committee represents electric bicycles...
Through their warehousing and tricycle based deliveries, B-Line builds brand recognition and advances the operations of hundreds of local businesses.
A new ‘Ag of the Middle’ program helps small producers scale up so that they can compete in a food system designed to benefit larger farms. Four years ago, Christina and Zach Menchini started Campfire Farms, 30 miles south of Portland, Oregon. They decided to raise pigs on pasture to support animal welfare and replenish the soil […]
The following is a post we contributed to Ecotrust's blog, published February 22, 2016. Here at B-line Urban Delivery, we tackle last-mile delivery challenges for local and regional food producers every day. After all, delicious wild salmon, grains, grass-fed beef, produce, and dry goods don’t magically appear in our pantries. Keeping the regional food economy thriving […]
As we head into 2016, we’re doing so from a new home! Our big news of the year is that we’ve moved our warehousing operation and HQ to a new building in the Central Eastside Industrial district where we've been since the start, a place where we can stay part of a vibrant community of […]
One of the most common questions we’re asked is “how much does that thing weigh?” or “how much can you carry?”. Sometimes a person will offer a guess, but most of the time our trike’s huge girth will make even a rough estimate difficult. Although appearing bicycle-like, our trikes are actually much heavier and carry […]