A group of students have created Canada’s first delivery business that uses cargo tricycles for goods transport. The enterprise, called Shift Delivery Co-op, will be launch in Vancouver this spring.
This initiative that produce zero-emissions, will also use bike lanes to deliver the goods, avoiding city congestion. Cargo can transport up to 272 kilograms (600 pounds) of goods, they are human-powered with an electric assist option. Shift Delivery Co-op is an environmentally-friendly worker cooperative initially developed in a course at Simon Fraser University.
One of the founding member-owner Graham Anderson, says that they are not only promoting “unique solutions for goods transportation, but we are using the cooperative model to ensure that the jobs created support community development and that the work is fairly rewarded.” The cooperative is developing contracts with local businesses to transport and deliver a diverse range of products.
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