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Published on December 3rd, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

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Food by Bike for the Hungry in Portland

December 3rd, 2010 by


I ran across this guys and chatted with him for awhile on my recent, short trip to Portland. I’ve been planning to write about them since then, but you know… so much news everyday.

Anyway, Rory Woods of sustainablog just shared this video recently and I thought I’d do a quick re-share here.

Portland’s B-Line, a sustainable urban transportation service established in 2009, interrupts food destined for the landfill and delivers it to organizations who feed the needy,” Rory writes. “The ‘B-shares’ program uses 600-pound capacity(!), electric-assisted cargo trikes to collects food from retailers and farmers’ markets and fills in the “last mile” of tricky urban logistics.”

Check out a video on the program below, and read more about the clear benefits of such a program, including more no the benefits of bicycling, on sustainablog: Portland’s Hungry Get Food Deliveries by Cargo Trikes.

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Photo Credit: Screenshot of video above

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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