B-line is the latest PDX target of New York Times' affection
By Andy Giegerich
Digital Managing Editor
B-line's pedalers have saved some 30,000 car and truck trips over the last four years.
Another week, another New York Times article praising a growing bit of Portland culture.
This time, B-line, the bicycle courier company that delivers larger-scale goods, gets its due from the Gray Lady.
The Times piece calls "the latest example of the greening of a traditional industry. The company’s cargo boxes are comparable in size to a small commercial van, but, unlike vans, the trikes don’t emit carbon dioxide or cause traffic jams at delivery stops."
Franklin Jones, the company's founder, told the Times the company has made more than 30,000 deliveries over the last four years.
B-line and EcoSpeed announced this spring they've forged an arrangement in which B-line riders will test an electric gear option for moving large loads up steep hills. B-line will also show off its wares at this weekend's Drive Revolution event in Portland.
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