Cargo bikes

Welcome to our coverage of cargo bikes. From the first shipment of bakfiets to arrive on U.S. soil, to the latest trends in business and designs, we’ve covered cargo bikes since the beginning. Scroll down to browse our stories. (If you have a cargo bike story idea, please get in touch.)

Shawne’s latest adventure: Adopt-a-road clean-up by cargo bike

Avatar by on June 9th, 2021 at 11:17 am

Turns out, you don’t need a big truck to Adopt-A-Road. (Photos: Shawne Martinez)
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Portland parks bureau to test electric cargo trike in maintenance fleet

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 6th, 2020 at 11:16 am

An Urban Arrow Tender 1500 like this one is coming to Portland. It should be handy for Parks staff to reach maintenance jobs on local paths.
(Photos: Saris Infrastructure)

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Bike delivery pros prove their value and mettle during virus outbreak

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 20th, 2020 at 12:07 pm

Ponce Christie with Cascadian Courier Collective is at your service.
(Photo Cascadian Courier Collective)

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UPS teams with Portland State and City of Portland for e-trike delivery pilot

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 6th, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Out with the old, in with the new?
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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This locally-made, pedal-assisted trike wants to conquer last-mile deliveries

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 11th, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Michael Chen with Silver Eagle Manufacturing in northeast Portland with the Rytle MovR cargo trike.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Review: ‘Motherload’ film gives cargo bikes their due

Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) by on July 16th, 2019 at 9:57 am

Motherload takes us on a journey through cargo bike history and use.
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Join us for ‘Motherload’ film screening and bike parade this Thursday

Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) by on July 9th, 2019 at 10:52 am

Eight years in the making, a most exciting film about cargo bikes and family biking is finally here! Fresh off the film festival circuit, the first non-festival showing of Motherload will be here in Portland this Thursday at 7pm at the Clinton Street Theater.
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Guest post: ‘Bicitaxis’ and the streets of Cuba

Ryan Hashagen/Icicle Tricycles by on February 5th, 2019 at 2:05 pm


*Photos by Ryan Hashagen
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A donated bike fleet will help Portland Street Medicine expand their reach

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 2nd, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Dr. Bill Toepper (L) and Duncan Zevetski of Portland Street Medicine on two of the new bikes.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Portland has miles of bike paths that are inaccessible to cars. We also have many people who call the land on and around those paths, home. A local nonprofit that provides them with medical care now has powerful new tools that will allow them reach more people, more often: bicycles.
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Portland-made Truck Trike stars in UPS cargo delivery pilot program in Seattle

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 25th, 2018 at 1:07 pm

A last-mile delivery solution that reduces congestion, doesn’t kill people, and doesn’t spew toxic exhaust into your mouth as it passes.
(Photo: Truck Trike)

In a partnership with the City of Seattle and University of Washington, delivery giant UPS announced today they will use pedal-assist, electric cargo bikes to make deliveries around Pike Place Market and other parts of downtown.

The best part about this news? The bikes being used in this pilot program come from Portland-based company Truck Trike.

Here’s more about the delivery program from a UPS press release:

In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The cargo eBikes will operate in the historic Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes.
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