Restaurants and catering companies may deliver food by bike or foot instead of by car or van to minimize the use of motor vehicles and local congestion. Special carrying cases and accessories facilitate the transport of food and drink by bike.
Delivering food by bike or foot avoids the need for a car or van as well as associated costs, such as fuel, parking tickets, and wear and tear on the vehicle. Biking and walking also do not emit any air pollution, and favoring these methods over car delivery reduces the overall pollution created by single-occupancy vehicles. In addition, in urban areas, bicycle and foot delivery can sometimes be faster than vehicles due to local traffic congestion.
Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
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Examples of Boston Area Businesses Delivering Food by Bike or Foot
In The News
- “Former IBM Engineer Creates Boston’s First Bicycle-Driven Late Night Cookie Deliver Business” WBUR, Sept 2012
- “Delicious Deliveries: Food via Bicycle” Utility Cycling, Aug 2010
- “The Upper Crust” Tiny Urban Kitchen, April 2010
- “InSeason makes getting real local food in Boston less annoying” Bostonist, Aug 2008