Re: [messengers] The bike messenger is still alive and well in Boston

Date: 12 May 2011 00:27:16 +0200
From: Kenton Hoppas <kentonhoppas@xxxxxxxxx>


I think what is really alive and well in the messenger community is the
media coverage. Let's hope the continued coverage (even shows that get
canceled) will help spur a resurgence of the bicycle messenger.

Kenton Hoppas
www.careercourierthemovie.com



On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> The bike messenger is still alive and well in Boston
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> Technology, bad weather and pedestrians be dammed
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> By LIZ PELLY
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> Boston
> Pheonix, May 11, 2011
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> We're told that technological advances are killing the
> bike-courier business, yet messengers still zip around downtown Boston
> every day, carrying
> packages to law firms and courthouses.
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> There's even a Boston Bike Messenger Association, a
> registered 501(c)6 nonprofit, to proove their presence. Messengers spend
> their
> days dodging careless pedestrians and angry drivers in a city not known to
> be
> the friendliest for bikers, so it makes sense that they can be surly and
> aggressive about their intriguingly intense livelihood.
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> Since they seem to have strong perspectives on our local
> bike culture, we had to track down a few. And though these guys were quick
> to
> explain they're pretty new to the field — they've been at it for one to
> three
> years, while some messengers work for decades — they've already racked up a
> few
> interesting war stories.
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> More:
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> http://thephoenix.com/Boston/life/120369-bike-messenger-is-still-alive-and-well-in-bost/
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