Red Riding Goods is one of a few companies in Toronto that deliver goods via bicycles. In other cities from Mumbai to San Francisco bike-based delivery is nothing new and not all that newsworthy. Here in Toronto, where a crack-smoking mayor who thinks cyclists deserve to die advocates the destruction of sustainable transit solutions, seeing new business built around bicycles is great!
â€œMy original idea for the business was to replace vehicle trips with bike trips. Thereâ€™s a huge amount of money to be saved there, but to do that you have to change policy and behavior. Itâ€™s a lot harder than shipping coffee by bike.â€
Featherstone is an independent franchise and one of the most well known faces of Torontoâ€™s cargo bike scene. Abbiss likens her to the mailman. She bikes more than 600 km a week in bike deliveries alone using a beat up mountain bike and an old trailer, equipment she hopes to replace with a soon-to-be-launched IndieGoGo campaign.