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ELSEWHERE: Brooklyn Whole Foods to deliver by cargo bike

We already know that many US families are embracing the cargo bike for car-free transportation. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that businesses are getting in on the act too.

Instead of using vans to run their delivery scheme, the Whole Foods store on Third & 3rd in Brooklyn—which already features impressive sustainability credentials including climate-friendly refrigeration, solar arrays and wind turbines, and a rooftop farm—has partnered with cargo bike specialists People’s Cargo to develop custom-built, electric assist delivery bikes complete with cooler and solar panel for recharging.

Read More: Brooklyn Whole Foods to deliver by cargo bike : TreeHugger.

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REMINDER: Indiegogo for Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day for the Indiegogo campaign for Featherstone Two Wheels Delivery equipment campaigns.  I use her for I Bike T.O. shirt deliveries whenever I can.  Great rates and great service.

I have travelled 60 000 km using the bike and trailer in 5 years, I feel I can do more with your help!  Help keep the Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery transport goods for local Toronto businesses Carbon Free!  Well almost carbon free… I do have to exhale..

via Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery – Equipment upgrades for bike business | Indiegogo.

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Help Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery upgrade equipment

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Please consider donating to Laurie Featherstone’s bike delivery service.  She’s a great person and provides a great service.  I use as much as I can when I have I Bike T.O. shirts that need delivery.

There’s a great list of “perks” for the campaign too, that’ll get you stuff for throwing a few dollars Laurie’s way.

This campaign will allow me to raise funds for new equipment that will take the rigors of 60-100km days on all sorts of road conditions with loads sometimes as high as 400lbs.  The second set of equipment will be important when I have contracts or especially busy seasons and need to have another person on quality well maintained equipment.  

With your help the capital raised will allow me to carry heavier loads, go further and to have an extra person help using reliable, efficient equipment.

Indiegogo Campaign: Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery – Equipment upgrades for bike business | Indiegogo.

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Bike delivery businesses growing in Toronto

Perhaps you’ve seen them around town: cyclists careening the streets with large trailers and cargo carts treading behind them. These deliverymen and women are passionate and relentless, delivering packages around the city year-round in an effort to support local businesses and leave a minimal impact on the environment. They represent a small but growing movement in the city of Toronto to create and nourish a pedal powered and sustainable downtown economy.

read full story:  Bike-based delivery businesses growing in downtown Toronto | CityNews.

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Reminder! The Toronto Bike Awards are on Monday!

The Toronto Bike Awards are this coming Monday (Sept. 26) at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West)

The Toronto Bike Awards consist of the City of Toronto giving out Bicycle Friendly Business Awards (BFBA) and some bike groups will give out their own awards.

Also, please note that the Toronto Cyclists Union is providing their Bike Valet service, so you don’t have to worry about finding a place to park or about your two-wheeled steed getting stolen. :)

More about the BFBAs:

The Bicycle Friendly Business Awards are given out every year to businesses and organizations across Toronto who are making an effort to encourage their clients and employees to cycle. Previous award winners have proven their commitment to cycling through a variety of initiatives such as providing secure bike parking, shower and change facilities, and offering economic incentives for employees who cycle to work.

The awards recognize that the more people ride their bikes, the more we will notice a reduction in traffic congestion and pollution, making Toronto a greener and healthier place to live, work, and play.

And here are the winners from the last BFBAs (in 2009)

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