Posts about 'Bike Services'
Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by Melanie Colavito.
Editor’s Note: We are very pleased to be able to feature the photography of Paul Jeurissen in this guest post here at Utility Cycling. Paul & his partner Grace Johnson are bicycling around the world in search of beautiful images of bicycles. The following text and images were contributed by Paul & Grace, and we [...]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by Melanie Colavito.
Bike Portland recently had an interesting article on cargo bikes for disaster response. The notion of using cargo bikes – and bikes in general – for disaster response is a great example of a bike service. I did a series of posts a while back on different Emergency & Patrol Services by Bike, which included [...]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by Melanie Colavito.
We have covered a wide range of Emergency and Patrol Services by Bike here at Utility Cycling, but it recently became apparent that we were missing one major component of this topic: military bicycles. The use of bicycles by military groups has been around for nearly as long as the bicycle. Bicycles provide an effective [...]
Posted on 18. Jul, 2011 by Melanie Colavito.
Over the last two years here at Utility Cycling we have tried to research, explore, experience, and write about all of the different potential uses for a bicycle to accomplish a meaningful goal that is not sport or recreation focused. We have covered everything from emergency and patrol services by bike to bicycle messengers to [...]
Posted on 27. May, 2011 by Melanie Colavito.
With the rapidly approaching summer season, melting snow on mountain bike trails, and warming days, I figured it was high time to write a post dedicated to bike patrolling. Bike patrol, in the context of utility cycling, does not refer to police bikes or law enforcement by bicycle, rather it focuses on the use of [...]
Posted on 21. Jan, 2011 by Melanie Colavito.
One of our goals for the year 2011 is to complete our “dictionary” of Utility Cycling. In our 2010 Utility Cycling Year in Review, I listed out all of the categories and subcategories of utility cycling that we have conceptualized over the last year and a half. While we have written on many of the [...]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2010 by Stacey Moses.
Inventive and dedicated people have found many ways to push the boundaries of utility cycling. A number of industrious folks have created businesses that provide trash and recycling collection by bike. While this service is traditionally dependent on large capacity trucks, there are more than a few people that have embraced the idea of combining [...]
Posted on 29. Jul, 2010 by Melanie Colavito.
On a recent trip to San Diego, CA, for a conference, I was impressed with the enormous number of pedicabs that were carting people around. As a result, I decided it was high time to write a post dedicated to the versatile, human-powered form of transportation that is the cycle rickshaw or pedicab. When we [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by Melanie Colavito.
Keeping in the theme of retail and commercial services by bike, which we recently posted about, today’s post is dedicated to bike advertising. With the spring and summer months creeping up, many business/bicycle-minded folks might be inspired to think about using bicycles for advertising businesses or services in the coming months. Hopefully this post can [...]