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  Bicycle messenger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bicycle messengers are most often called to deliver legal documents, orignal artwork, tickets, and other items that can not be sent by fax or email.
Although not ridden by a majority of messengers, the fixed-gear bicycle is often portrayed as a totemic symbol for bike messengering and urban asthetics.
The bicycle messenger is most common outside America in northern and eastern Europe, with large and organised bodies of couriers in such cities as London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Zurich, Warsaw, Budapest and Dublin, among others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bicycle_messenger   (1287 words)

  
 Bicycle Backlash in Boston and Unionization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The culture of bicycle messengers needs to be demystified, and their struggles need to be identified, so that they will be appreciated and respected by the business world and the general public.
Bicycle messengers are a hybrid of the two drinking traditions; they are working class youth and consequently enjoy a pint or two or three with their friends after work.
Bicycle messengers are subcontractors to the delivery companies that hire them; this means that when a messenger is not carrying a package he or she is not a messenger.
www.bikesummer.org /1999/results/bostonMessengers.htm   (18564 words)

  
 Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund, Inc.
The Bicycle Messenger Emergency fund is a non profit organization that provides emergency compensation to bicycle messengers who are hurt on the job.
Bicycle messengers are an integral part of much of the world’s urban business centres.
Bicycle messengers choose the occupation for a myriad of reasons, usually earning commissions per delivery and relying on their own work ethic, and customers’ satisfaction, to earn their paycheques.
www.bicyclemessenger.org   (551 words)

  
 CHAPTER 302 OF THE ACTS OF 1998
A commercial bicycle messenger who operates a bicycle on a public way in the city of Boston shall apply to the commissioner for a commercial bicycle messenger license, a commercial bicycle messenger identification device and a commercial bicycle messenger license plate.
The application fee for a commercial bicycle messenger license and commercial bicycle messenger identification device and license plate shall be $25 and shall be valid for a one-year period.
A commercial bicycle messenger shall be subject to a fine for failure to wear, or wear properly, a helmet as provided under section 8, and for failure to properly display a commercial bicycle messenger identification device and license plate in compliance with the provisions section 7.
www.mass.gov /legis/laws/seslaw98/sl980302.htm   (1260 words)

  
 Bicycle Messengers | A short film written, directed and edited by Joshua Frankel. A peculiar juxtaposition of live ...
Bicycle Messengers Written and Directed by Joshua Frankel Project Treatment: Bicycle Messengers is a short film about New York City bicycle messengers in which all of the messengers are animated and all of the backgrounds and environments are live action footage shot in midtown Manhattan.
Bicycle Messengers is, among other things, a story of the juxtapositions between the natural and the fantastic, the static and the kinetic, the objective and the subjective and old and new technologies.
Bicycle Messengers is about the tension that exists in the real world between people who are different from one and other.
www.bicyclemessengersmovie.com   (2681 words)

  
 NYU Livewire | Bicycle Messengers to Take City by Storm
After all, bicycle messengers are accustomed to riding under a time crunch in adverse conditions, such as bone-chilling snowstorms and hot, muggy days.
Although the 2005 Messenger Championships will not require any tattoos on the spot, a tattoo show will be held for messengers to display their body art.
Messengers will be put to the test in how efficiently they carry haystacks, bricks and pieces of carpet.
journalism.nyu.edu /pubzone/livewire/200503/bicycle_messeng_1   (764 words)

  
 Bicycle Blueprint - Bicycle Messenger Behavior
Because messengers are anonymous, not identified with the company they work for, their employers have little incentive or power to encourage good cycling habits.
But many messengers continue to break traffic rules — not to scare or annoy people, but because ignoring the rules seems to be the way of the street, obeyed by motorists and pedestrians alike.
The messengers stretch a point — until a day when human-powered locomotion is granted the status it deserves on New York City streets, bicyclists are considered vehicles and by law are subject to traffic rules.
www.transalt.org /blueprint/chapter14/chapter14e.html   (584 words)

  
 Chicago Illinois Real Estate Lawyer for Home or Condo Closings
Application for a bicycle messenger service license shall be made in writing to the director of revenue or his or her designee on a form provided by the director and signed and sworn to by the applicant or, if the applicant is a corporation, by its authorized agent.
Each corporate applicant for a bicycle messenger license shall be organized and qualified to do business under the laws of the state of Illinois.
No person, firm, or corporation shall operate a commercial bicycle messenger service in a city with a population of more than 2,000,000 unless the bicycles used are covered by a liability insurance policy at the expense of the person, firm, or corporation.
www.wasserlaw.net /Cycling/bikemsgrs.htm   (1801 words)

  
 IBF Newsletter
The first all-bicycle messenger company was founded in 1945, and survived in the city until a larger company swallowed it up in 1998.
Several messengers in the late 1990s formed their own companies to counteract lousy conditions in the industry, and company owners “with their bike seats still warm” offered higher pay and expanded benefits to cycling and walking messengers.
The messenger subculture is full of expressive and imaginative artists, and the posters, fliers, and magazines they created are pointed, often hilarious, and always in the distinct style of the San Francisco bike messengers who created them.
www.ibike.org /ibfnews.htm   (2374 words)

  
 Stories of David Teall - Review, Immortal Class
As for that mysterious, somewhat romantic figure, the bicycle messenger, Culley quickly dispels the general perception of an occupation peopled by hard-drinking, uneducated derelicts and replaces it with overeducated, underemployed, pot-smoking, vagabond workforce.
Some of which consider the bicycle a means to an end; others regard urban cycling as an aesthetic, like the messenger who rides a track bike with no hand brakes.
After chronicling the risks messengers all run and their eventual aftermaths, Culley introduces a statistical formula for something he calls "exposure time." The messenger can work only X number of hours before he or she will likely be involved in a serious accident.
www.freewheel.com /mvw/teall701.htm   (835 words)

  
 Bikeman's Guide to Bike Month FIlms: Des Moines
Bicycle is a great documentary on the history of cycling covering the precursors to invention, the social aspects of early cycling, and the growth of the recreational activity into a full-on pastime, sport, and form of transportation in the 19th and 20th centuries!
The bicycle is everything to this man as he needs it for his job so he takes his son on a frustrating journey through the maze of the city to find his bicycle and more importantly regain his sense of self in a stark post-World War II, fl-and-white world.
Messenger steals the same plot but presents a story with less conviction in both script and visual execution than should be tolerated by any viewing audience.
home.mchsi.com /~bicycle   (2082 words)

  
 Bike 2015 : Chapter 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Establishing safer conditions for bicycle messengers (Objective 2) will help ensure a healthy working environment.
However, bicycle messengers sometimes engage in dangerous behaviors, including disobeying traffic signals and riding against the direction of traffic, endangering themselves, pedestrians, and motorists.
Promoting bicycle messenger use (Objective 3) involves listing the advantages of deliveries by bicycle and current licensed companies on the Bicycle Program’s Web site, and expanding the Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day to a full day of events and promotions.
www.bike2015plan.org /chapter8/chap8.html   (238 words)

  
 Bicycle Movies & Bike Documentaries
Her business is shut down, everything she has is repossesed, and she accidentally runs down a bicycle messenger with her car.
To get out of paying for the messenger's medical bills, she agrees to take his place at the struggling courier company he and his friend run.
Two competitive brothers train for a grueling three-day bicycle race in Colorado while tangling with personal drama, including the specter that one of them may have inherited dad's tendency for cerebral aneurysms ad is sure to drop dead during a bike race soon.
bicycleuniverse.info /stuff/movies.html   (3078 words)

  
 Florida Bicycle Messenger Online - Summer 2003
The mission of the Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) is to inspire and support people and communities to enjoy greater freedom and well being through bicycling.
The Florida Bicycle Association was incorporated in 1997 for educational and charitable purposes.
The Florida Bicycle Messenger is published quarterly as a service to members and advocates for a bicycle-friendly Florida by the Florida Bicycle Association, P.O. Box 1547, Orlando, FL 32802.
www.floridabicycle.org /messenger/msgronl0303/sum033.htm   (1302 words)

  
 Bicycle Fixation: Bicycle Links
We have simply returned to our emphasis on bicycling in the city in the context of cultural, social, and environmental sustainability.
Non profit organization that provides emergency compensation to bicycle messengers who are hurt on the job.
Bicycles earning their living in the workaday world.
www.bicyclefixation.com /toc_bicyclinglinks.html   (731 words)

  
 London Bicycle Messenger Association | News
Agenda for the upcoming London Bicycle Messengers Association meeting that is to be held at the Betsey Trotwood public house at 56 Farringdon Road, EC1 this Sunday (30th April) can be downloaded here (pdf requires Acrobat).
Rollapaluza V, a fund-raiser for the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund, is taking place on Saturday, 15 April, at the Horseshoe Pub, Clerkenwell Close EC1, starting at 7pm. Beer, bop and bicycle racing.
Find out more about the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund, which has paid out over £1500 in the past 12 months to London bicycle messengers injured whilst working, and buy a calendar.
www.londonmessengers.org /index.html   (266 words)

  
 New York Bike Messenger Association
Last week, a pedestrian was sexually assaulted by a messenger who used his agility in traffic to evade her, a cab, and a cop.
Nominations are sought from the messenger community for those individuals who have done most for us, for those who have consistently put the rest of us before them.
"The NYBMA is a worker's alliance of the messenger, by the messenger, and for the messenger.
www.nybma.com   (2926 words)

  
 Bicycle Film Festival
The Black Label Bicycle Club puts on the most amazing bicycle events - that is, if you live to tell.
Jimmy a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company, takes us through the streets and boroughs of New York to deliver a package "on time".
Eric a New York City Bike Messenger is on his way to work crashes into a beautiful French woman.
www.bicyclefilmfestival.com /friday_la.html   (632 words)

  
 The Bicycle Trader - Buy, Sell and Trade Newspaper and On-Line Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The demonstration drew several hundred messengers, supporters and media and included speeches by SF Mayor Willie Brown, SF Supervisor Tom Ammianno, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Dave Snyder, and the presidents of the Regional Chapters of the ILWU.
Word was passed along that messengers in New York were also staging a rally and work stoppage in support of their San Francisco brethren.
Both the messenger community and union organizers agree that the work stoppage was the first step in the long process of working towards unionization of the courier industry.
www.bicycletrader.com /chainlinks.html   (414 words)

  
 Mess Media - Home
Bicycle and foot messengers in Toronto boast a long and proud history demonstrated by a love for riding and racing while struggling for fair and equitable treatment under the law.
Bicycle messengers throughout the world have been staging urban championships, seeing which messenger can best negotiate traffic and reach the race’s destination first.
Messenger bags are the one product that bike messengers and ex-messengers are the best in the world at designing and manufacturing.
www.messmedia.org   (2510 words)

  
 Shopping.com - Shopping made simple
The Timbuk2 Pro Series Messenger Bags are sized and built just like their Classic Messengers, but they feature intelligent upgrades designed specifica...
This bag is built to the performance standards of the worlds most demanding bicycle couriers but featured for the worlds most demanding parents on the...
The Classic Messenger is a hip, all purpose carry-all that is the stylish alternative to the mass...
www.shopping.com /xGS-Bicycle_Messenger_Bag   (697 words)

  
 Nationwide Courier Company Announces Expanded Bicycle Messenger Services
The addition of bicycle messengers further extends the service options for customers’ same-day and rush delivery needs.
The cities that will now offer bicycle messenger services are New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and San Francisco.
By adding bicycle messengers to the service options, A1Express will be better equipped to service the downtown section of larger metropolitan areas.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/10/emw302879.htm   (433 words)

  
 Sycip Custom Bicycle Messenger Bike
The owner, Joel Metz, is a San Francisco bicycle messenger and since '98, he has been sending us updates regarding the bike's performance.
This bicycle messenger bike has has been in service since 1998 and has over 75,000 miles.
Counting my flight to the 2004 cycle messenger world championships this weekend, I've made at *least* 30 airline flights in the last 6 years - seeing as flying with a bike unpacked can cost anywhere from $0-100+, I'll average it to $50/flight, and figure that the couplings have saved me some $1500.
www.sandsmachine.com /a_syc_r1.htm   (1565 words)

  
 Beijing Bicycle (CHINA 2001)
Though the job is challenging, the messenger service offers its employees one alluring incentive: if you work hard enough, the bicycle is yours to keep.
Unfortunately for the loner Guei, his rival Jian has a gang of bicycle toughs who will back him up no matter which boy is truly in the right.
Unfair and depressing as it may be, Bejing Bicycle's unflinchingly realistic ending is appropriate, for in real life, even nice guys like Guei end up taking the fall with the Jians of this world.
www.lovehkfilm.com /panasia/beijing_bicycle.htm   (529 words)

  
 CNS: April 17, 2002: A one-legged bicycle messenger navigates the streets of Manhattan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He lifts himself onto the bicycle seat, tilting the machine a notch so that his left leg, his only leg, supports his body.
In his American life, his bicycle keeps him employed as a messenger ferrying packets from business to business in Manhattan.
Instead, he is remaining here, running the four-person messenger service that he started in 1999 and which has suffered its share of ups and downs.
www.jrn.columbia.edu /studentwork/cns/2002-04-17/500.asp   (1355 words)

  
 NBC10.com - Local News - Bicycle Messenger Arrested For Plowing Into Officer
He was trying to protect the public during a potentially dangerous situation when a bike messenger who refused to stop struck him.
With cuts and bruises on his leg and a bicycle tread mark on his shoe, McAndrew returned to work on Friday.
McAndrew said the 23-year-old bike messenger collided with him Thursday night after she allegedly peddled around barricades set up at 20th and Market streets where a glass window had fallen from the 27th floor of the Independence Blue Cross Tower.
www.nbc10.com /news/2703058/detail.html   (371 words)

  
 New York Bike Messenger Association
Messenger Institute for Media Accuracy - Collated by Joe Hendry, messmedia is probably the best source for understanding & appreciation of our culture and work.
Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund - The BMEF was created to help out bicycle messengers after they've been involved in a crash that knocks them out of work.
Cinecycle - Cinecycle is a Brooklyn film and video production company that has been working on a documentary about bike culture focusing on NYC bicycle messengers.
www.nybma.com /links.htm   (800 words)

  
 Bike Videos | LUCAS BRUNELLE PRODUCTIONS
In a rare chain of weather patterns the Charles River froze over to form a perfect surface for raging around on bikes - watch us speed down this frozen river in the middle of the city
Messengers sprint two abreast down an alleyway against each other for bragging rights in the midst of Newbury Street, a classic race that's been going one for over a decade
Boston excavated tunnels underground to burry the highway under the city.  This project cost $12B and during construction we took advantage and rode all of the tunnels
www.digave.com /videos   (458 words)

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