RE: [carfree_cities] Working Bicycles
> -----Original Message-----I've seen those, they're nice and I feel they make a professional vehicle.
> From: Wade Eide [mailto:eide@...]
> Sent: 3 juin, 2000 09:11
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [carfree_cities] Working Bicycles
> On 2 Jun 2000, at 19:46, Doug Salzmann wrote:
> > It hasn't been so very long since bicycle deliveries of all
> kinds were
> > common, even in North America. I remember neighborhood grocers,
> > pharmacists, etc., all employed people (often teenagers)
> who made the
> > rounds via bicycle.
> Many dépanneurs (corner grocery stores) here in Montreal still use
> bike delivery. It's actually more a "trike" than a "bike"--a large
> basket on two wheels in the front, with the drive wheel in the back.
> (This reminds me, I gotta take a picture of one of them and post it
> on the Web.)
It also makes more diversity in human vehicles, where we're accustomed
to see bikes or trikes with the 2 wheels in the back.
When shopping for a bike, I've even seen a large closed basket on two wheels
made to be pulled while walking behind. This could be used to deliver
newspapers, mail or grocery in a very dense neighborhood without carrying
a heavy bag.
> Of course, we've also taken a few giant leaps backwards. TheWhat does it mean? Does it mean paperboys have to walk now?
> Gazette newspaper eliminated its bike delivery routes a couple of
> years ago.
I forget what the rationale was. A few years ago, some
> enterprising young people started a pedicab business. They wereLet's suggest some drivers within the association of taxi drivers to
> quickly quashed by the association of taxi drivers. Or maybe they
> were just squashed, I can't remember...
switch from gas car to the "yellow trike", the golf cart for single
passengers, or like in the old port, the good old horse and carriage
setup. Do you know if taxi drivers have the right to choose their vehicle?
> Wade Eide