The Prince-Upper Prince Bicycle-Powered Recycling Scow

Circumstances required that 20 blue bags filled with recycling be moved from the Upper Prince division to the Prince division of the family compound early this evening. 

As an important plank of my personal carbon mitigation effort is simply “take things I’d normally use a car for, and don’t,” this seemed like a perfect opportunity to strap the canoe to my bicycle and use it as a recycling scow. And that’s exactly what I did. Two trips did it.

Brother Mike generously provided video evidence of my efforts (technically I committed a “rolling stop” traffic violation, but I did use proper hand-signals, which should count for something, and I had flashing lights and a high viz vest on, which should count for a little more). 

Also: Upper Prince Street, what’s with the crows!?


Karen QZ's picture
Karen QZ on November 2, 2021 - 21:41 Permalink

This was awesome, thanks Peter; you saved the day.

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on November 3, 2021 - 08:09 Permalink

Some days, you stop and realize: Oh, I'm the person who bikes with a canoe full of recyclables.

As for the crows, I'm not sure what whims the crows follow, but they have been out in full force in the Upper Prince area this week. They were roosting (murdering?) in the grass around the Speedy Propane lot on Allen St. in a way I had never seen before.

Jarek's picture
Jarek on November 3, 2021 - 11:32 Permalink

Not your everyday cargo trailer!

Erin's picture
Erin on November 4, 2021 - 08:34 Permalink

You’re definitely winning at the “things I’ve never seen before” game.