Instead of massive freight trucks blocking bike lanes and congesting already crowded streets, a company is growing in Portland to make deliveries more sustainable. Using electric tricycles, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, has made an estimated 30,000 deliveries for about a dozen clients throughout Portland, The New York Times reports.
B-Line is 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.
Using a fleet of six tricycle, the company is on pace to see revenue around $400,000 this year, with 125 daily deliveries, according to the Times. But whether the tricycle delivery service can catch on outside of the bike-loving city is yet to be seen. The company's founder is currently working to get investors on board to bring the service to other cities.
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