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Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Brooklyn Whole Foods Now Makes Bike Deliveries

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July 18th, 2014 by
 
whole-foods-bike-deliveryCities like New York are making it cool to bike again as commuters ditch their expensive cars for pedal power. It isn’t just the average office worker who is getting a two-wheeled workout though. A Whole Foods market in Brooklyn has begun making deliveries by electric-assisted bicycles, replacing delivery vans as the method of transportation reports Treehugger.

The Whole Foods on Third and 3rd in Brookyln already has a number of sustainable efforts that includes a rooftop garden and solar array. The bicycle delivery scheme is just the latest creative solution to the congested streets of New York. Thanks to a partnership with People’s Cargo delivery bikes, the Bullit Cargo bike is now making deliveries across the hipster paradise known as Brooklyn.

The smaller and more maneuverable bikes aim to not only reduce Whole Food’s carbon footprint, but also speed up delivery times as well. How? Because drivers no longer need to search ten minutes for a parking spot to drop off $70 worth of quinoa and kale. It’ll be interesting to see if this idea spreads to other stores, or falls by the wayside once the harsh Northeastern winter returns.But the delivery bike trend has been taking off all over the world and in far colder places, so as long as the roads are plowed, bikers can bike.

With bikes fast becoming more than just a means of commuting, what other businesses might benefit from pedal-powered delivery systems?

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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



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