Vancouver bike lanes to become commercial?

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Starting May 1st heavy-duty pink cargo trikes could be a regular sight in the Burrard Bridge bike lane.

SHIFT Delivery Founders

Shift Delivery Co-op is a new zero-emissions delivery service based in downtown Vancouver that wants to replace conventional delivery trucks by transporting loads of up to 600 lbs by bike lane.

Run by five post-secondary students in their 20s plan, Shift plans to haul a diverse range of products including coffee, catering, office supplies, clothing, moving supplies, beverages, and produce.

Shift Delivery is applying for a business license from the city and wants to ensure it can use the city’s separated bike lanes.

Shift Delivery is following the lead of Portland’s two-year-old B-Line cargo tricycle delivery service.

Last modified: March 21, 2011

4 Responses to " Vancouver bike lanes to become commercial? "

  1. Odd headline. I must have missed your story about the other 99% of Vancouver’s roadspace being used by small businesses.

  2. David says:

    This is why I love Vancouver so much. Everyone is so healthy, smart and thinking about the environment.

  3. Crg says:

    Correct me if I am wrong but….werent these bike lanes supposed to be a TRIAL?

    As so many have observed, there is no trial. there are no criteria for failure of the so called ‘Trial’, A scam and a done deal as evidenced by a business already investing in trikes which are dependent on the ‘TRIAL’lanes being permanent.

    I just sooo hate being lied when it is my money being spent Gregor.

  4. Bill Barilko says:

    $7,000 for a European made machine that could be welded together locally for $700?

    Or imported from China for a few hundred?

    Who approved this business plan and who gave these people money?