Re: [messengers] Greenie Wants YOU to Become a Bicycle Courier in Tel Aviv

Date: 15 Jul 2010 20:01:40 +0200
From: Ashira Siegel <pinkfixie@xxxxxxxxx>

Buddha burger = YUM!! 
If anyone ever finds themselves in tel aviv - I def recommend that place :-)

Seems like a cool concept... 

On Jul 15, 2010, at 4:15 AM, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Greenie Wants YOU to Become a Bicycle Courier in Tel Aviv


The Green Prophet, July 14, 2010



Tel Aviv is no stranger to cycling, and in fact it is even
considered trendy.  During the summer
months in particular, the iconic image of the young woman in a stylish summer
dress and hipster-y sunglasses riding down Rothschild Boulevard on a beat up bike is
considered pretty cool.  Now a new
business initiative, Greenie, is helping Tel Avivians put their cycling to (not
only trendy but also) eco-friendly and lucrative use.  Thanks to Greenie if you live in Tel Aviv,
own a bike and know how to use it in this crazy city, you can make some extra
cash as a bicycle courier. 


In Greenie’s own words, 


    The tight urban
mess of our country is ideal for carrying out deliveries with the use of a
bicycle. But, for a multitude of reasons, the reality on the ground is
dominated by large delivery companies that employ expensive, loud and polluting
fleets of scooters. And an initiative to cut down on costs, better the
environment and be less noisy isn’t seen anywhere. Isn’t that awful? 


The idea is simple: Greenie wants to encourage cycling by
building a simple online tool where couriers, businesses, and customers can all
connect.  All it takes is four simple
steps – sign up via Facebook, mark your geographic area and available hours,
receive updates about other couriers and businesses working in the area, and,
lastly, order or carry out deliveries! 


Cycling couriers are not a foreign concept in Tel Aviv.  The Cicleta Sprint company offers courier
services by bike messenger already.  And
Buddha Burger, a vegan burger restaurant with two branches in Tel Aviv, makes
all of its (delicious) deliveries by bike. 
But this is the first initiative that allows the average Joe to become a
cycling courier as well. 


Greenie is only just starting out, and it will be
interesting to see if the concept catches on in the booming city of Tel Aviv .


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