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Cargo bike business group works for spot in Grand Floral Parade

Posted by on March 1st, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Portland businesses hope to feature their cargo bikes in the Grand Floral Parade.
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A fledgling local group that has come together to promote cargo bikes is working hard to nab a spot in the upcoming Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.

Transportland (say transport – land), is a new group founded by cargo bike enthusiast Travis Wittwer. Wittwer has corralled an impressive list of local, cargo-bike based businesses and has filed an official application with Rose Festival organizers.

Over the weekend a group of bike business owners assembled on the Eastbank Esplanade to pose for a group photo and practice their parade routine. With the deadline for parade entries rapidly approaching, they didn’t have a chance to film a dress rehearsal for their entry but they did put together an “animated” version of the routine using Wittwer’s drawings:

Keep an eye on or the group’s Twitter feed to find out if they make the cut.

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  • GlowBoy March 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

    It would be awesome to see them in the parade.

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  • 9watts March 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    One of the things this world can’t have too much of is human powered cargo vehicles. Hurray for TransportLand!

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  • Hart Noecker March 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Wait, they have to apply? The city should be begging them to do this!

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