In PORTLAND, Oregon, 6 cargo tricycles are delivering the goods

ORTLAND, Oregon loves bikes.  Now, a small fleet of electric-assisted three-wheelers (trikes) are delivering coffee beans, beer, baked goods, bike parts, office supplies, hot tubs, etc. in 60-cubic-foot cargo boxes, each with a capacity of 600 pounds.

B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur FRANKLIN JONES.  His company makes up to 150 deliveries a day, using a fleet of six trikes.  Mr. Jones predicts this year’s revenue will reach $400,000 – some of which comes from advertising.