KGW News will air a spot on being prepared in Portland for a disaster. The angle of this newscast will be the involvement of cargo bikes in this preparation.
At this moment, the air time has yet to be decided; however, it will be soon, and given the recovery from Sandy along the east coast, it will be both timely and telling.
Bikes are integral to civic recovery. Read the rest of this entry >>
When you think of October, if you are like me, you think of Haul-o-ween. Haul-o-ween is that special time of the year where you put your cargo bike in a costume.
The above is my family’s Bakfietsenstein, circa 2008. Are you dressing up your cargo bike this year? If so, post a link to your decorated bike in the comments or share it in a twitterfeed; don’t forget to use hashtag #cargobike.
And don’t miss this opportunity. Yuba Bicycles is hosting a bike decorating contest for Halloween, photos due by November 5 (5 pm PST).
Portland has a variety of groups that have adopted cargo bike capacities, or grown as a result of them. These groups are dynamic and worthwhile. They each serve a need and in examination to the good they do, they are huge.
However, in the larger scheme of the city, these groups are small. That is not a bad thing. It is a small thing. Read the rest of this entry >>