Monthly Archives: August 2012

Empty Nest (wittco posted on August 30th, 2012 )

Empty Nest Color - Aug 27, 2012

We are gearing up for school this week by going through kids clothes to see what still fits. Kids grow out of clothes. It is anpart of life.

Kids growing out of a cargo bike is also a part of life. As much as you want, and as cute as you think it is, your kids will reach a point when they no longer want to ride in (or on) your cargo bike. And this is okay.

In fact, it is great. Read the rest of this entry >>

Portland Fruit Tree Project (wittco posted on August 27th, 2012 )

Fruit Picking By Bike

One aspect of TransportLand’s mission is to organize cargo bike use for civic needs. This can be seen in such endeavors as The Disaster Relief Trials; an upcoming project with The Oregon Food Bank emergency food boxes; and our Community Help page which you can use to request the mighty power of cargo bikes and their enthusiastic users. You can also email us at

Portland Fruit Tree Project contacted us as the have an upcoming harvest-by-bike event on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Portland Fruit Tree Project is harvesting plums and apples in SE PDX (Richmond neighborhood) and they are looking for a couple of folks with the capacity to haul ladders, milk crates, and harvested fruit by bike … cargo bike. This includes trailers! (Never forget the awesome power that trailers offer for hauling cargo.) Read the rest of this entry >>

Less Car, More Go (wittco posted on August 26th, 2012 )

Liz "Less Car, More Go" Canning

Liz Canning spent the week in Oregon, going from city to city, person to person, capturing America’s cargo bike movement. She has done this in other states as well. It is quite an undertaking as Liz will create a documentary on cargo bikes in America from video that has been crowd-sourced across the country, some from her, but much from you. Read the rest of this entry >>