As we mentioned the other week, Gentle Giant has been able to secure our place as a moving industry leader by constantly innovating and pushing ourselves to find ways to better satisfy our customers.
One of the most exciting innovations we are putting the final touches on is a Bike Moves Program, which will be kicking into gear (pun alert!) this summer in Boston.
Essentially, the Bike Moves program will allow our customers moving locally in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville to go Green and save a few dollars at the same time.
The Boston Globe on Monday April 23, 2012 reported that Bike Deliveries are the wave of the future, and added this about Gentle Giant:
One of the more unusual adaptations of bicycle delivery is by Gentle Giant Moving Co., which is testing it for people moving into one- or two-bedroom apartments in the same neighborhood. Cargo bikes and trailers, designed to carry up to 500 pounds, will cut the number of expensive, diesel-burning trucks rumbling through the streets, said founder Larry O’Toole.
The company estimates two apartment moves and deliveries of cardboard boxes by bike would save about 10 gallons of diesel fuel a week.
The bicycle experiment costs clients about half the $140-an-hour they would pay for two men in a truck, although it will eventually be about the same price, O’Toole said. Bicycle moves require more people but less time, with each bike taking off as soon as it’s loaded – picking up a couch, taking it to the location, and returning for a new load.
“Until you’ve actually seen it, you would think it’s kind of crazy,’’ said O’Toole, who is trying the concept in Boston before taking it to Gentle Giant’s 19 locations around the country.
If you are interested in learning more about our Bike Moves Program, give us a call at 1-800-442-6863.