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1999

"Selling Online, Delivering on Bikes: Low-Tech Couriers Thriving" - New York Times, 24 Dec 99

For safety's sake, pedestrians are asked to walk this way - Boston Globe, 10 Nov 99

"Courier wears out socks and columnist" - National Post, 09 Nov 99

"Different spokes for different folks" - Globe and Mail, 30 Oct 99

Risky Business bred on the need for speed- National Post, 29 Oct 99

"Worker Bees: Flight of the Messenger" - The Guardsman Online, 26 Oct 99

Days Numbered - Financial Post (e-exchange), Oct 99

"More bike messengers vote union" - SF Bay Guardian, 22 Sep 99

"Ordinance would curb messengers' pedal privileges" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 08 Sep 99

"Messengers don't like Council's signals" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08 Sep 99

"Council needs to put the brake on an overreaching bill" (editorial) - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08 Sep 99

"The importance of being elegant or getting back on your bike" - World Financial Review, 04 Sep 99

"Hell on Wheels" - Pittsburgh Weekly, 01 Sep 99

"Bicycle Couriers: Whipping Through Town with the Greatest of Ease" - Trends in Japan, 01 Sep 99

Results at speed - Bike Culture Quartely #18, Summer 1999

"Night riders" - Perth Weekly, 25 Aug 99

"Don't Shoot the Messenger" - Out Front, 12 Aug 99 (RealAudio)

"Wheels of Fortune" - Avenue, Jul/Aug 99

"Peddling Free, Free of Charge" - L.A. Downtown News, 23 Jul 99

A bouncer at the gates: Letter of the day - Toronto Sun, 23 Jul 99

"Biting Pavement" - powerstudents.com, 20 Jul 99

Downtown cowboys - Baltimore Sun , 22 Jun 99

American Women Conquer Mount Everest- Time Magazine, 21 Jun 99

Steel Pony's sole rider pedals to business success- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 05 Jul 99

Activists and action at bike courier meet  - eye weekly, June 10, 1999

"Is new bike messenger union a harbinger of city-wide unions?" - bayinsider.com, 02 Jun 99

"Beantown Stinks" - Bike, Jun 99

Messenger Mayhem- Governing Magazine - Jun 99

Road renegade bike messengers ponder a union future - Reuters, 27 May 99

"Spokes Man" - San Diego Union Tribune, 25 May 99

"Wheel Warriors" - Vancouver Province, 12 May 99

"Hell on Wheels" - SF Bay Guardian, 05 May 99

"Cyclists Pay Tribute to Friend" - Chicago Tribune, 03 May 99

"Driver is arrested when bicyclist dies after traffic scuffle" - Chicago Sun-Times, 28 Apr 99

"Boston Blows" - Dirt Rag, Apr 99

Outta my way, you...motorists! -Toronto Sun, 16 Apr 99

"Bike messengers halt deliveries, talk about union" - SF Examiner, 16 Apr 99

"Bicycle messengers push for unionization" - SF Chronicle, 16 Apr 99

"Bike messengers staging brief strike" - SF Examiner, 15 Apr 99

"Bicycle-messenger business is on a roll on Eastside" - Seattle Times, 12 Apr 99

"City's messengers file lawsuit against employers" - The Independent, 10 Apr 99

"Bike messengers in S.F. file lawsuit, want union" - Sacramento Bee, 09 Apr 99

"Bicycle Messengers, ILWU File Suit Against S.F. Courier Firms" - SF Chronicle, 09 Apr 99

"Bike Messengers Unite" - KRON-TV, 08 Apr 99 (video)

"Bike couriers courted by postal union" - Eye Weekly, 08 Apr 99

"Strike while the iron is hot" - SF Weekly, 24 Mar 99

"Have union, will organize - anyone" - Portland Business Journal, 22 Mar 99

"Braking Free" - San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar 99

"Stephen Murphy vs Bike Couriers" - Boston Phoenix, 11 Mar 99

"A courier's unusual tax break" - The National Post, 09 Mar 99

"S.F. bike couriers take union idea for a spin " = San Diego Union-Trbiune, 07 Mar 99

Courier services deliver the goods - The Washington Times, 03 Mar 99

"New breed of Bike Messengers" - Associated Press, 01 Mar 99

"Peddling a whole new service" - Transatlantic American Magazine, sometime early 99

"Bike messengers name Boston "World's worst city"" - Bicycle News Agency, 22 Feb 99

"Bike couriers deliver a sarcastic message" - Boston Herald, 22 Feb 99

"Good Turn Not Forgotten" - Times Globe, 11 Feb 99

"Deliver us from Evil" - City Pages, 10 Feb 99

"Local Bookshop Pedals Back" - Wired News, 05 Feb 99

Danger is their business -The Dallas Morning News, 02 Feb 99

"Public urged to help curb cycle couriers" - Dominion (Wellington, New Zealand), Feb 99

Bike, car messengers persevere - Denver Post, 30 Jan 99

"Cycling for work and fun" - The Press (New Zealand), 18 Jan 99

Winter driving with an attitude- Edmonton Journal, 13 Jan 99

Bike courier crash behind him, Spring still suffers- Boston Globe, 09 Jan 99

Messenger service registers with city- Boston Globe Staff, 07 Jan 99

Man struck by cyclist in serious condition-Boston Herald, 06 Jan 99

Police mull charges in messenger's bike crash - Boston Globe, 06 Jan 99

Pedestrian badly hurt when hit by bicycle- Boston Globe, 05 Jan 99

New ordinance to regulate bicycle couriers takes effect - (AP) Boston Herald, 05 Jan 99

"Fietskouriers tussen wal im schip" (Dutch) - FNV Magazine, sometime 99

"Fastest Bike Messenger in NY" - 1010 WINS, June 99 (RealAudio)

"Career Information: Couriers" - Canada Work Info Net, sometime 1999



 


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