Who wouldn't want a burrito delivered to them by bike? Thanks to the Torontoist for bringing this to my attention. Sara Lightman will be using a catering kitchen in Parkdale every Friday evening to create her tasty burritos and then delivering them by bike to waiting customers with her new business venture, Burrito Bike.
Lightman, combines some advocacy with her burritos has she hopes to contribute to a better Toronto, a bike-friendly city.
"I think there's a feeling of hopelessness in Toronto right now. You feel the brooding presence of a condominium across the street from you, or the growing tension between bikers and drivers. It saddens me this expansion is happening at such a rapid pace and we're just accepting it," she says.
And while we're on the topic of sustainability, there is a reason why it's not called Burrito Bus or Burrito Van, though that would probably mean better business. Lightman has made a conscious decision to use bicycles, especially fresh after the election of a mayor who has compared biking to "swimming with the sharks."
"I feel angered. We should be moving in a more sustainable way but our mayor, instead of trying to implement for environmentally friendly laws, he's condemning bikers. It feels so backwards. We have to make our transportation more visible to people like Rob Ford. These are our streets and we have a place on them."
Email the Burrito Bike people if you want to order your burritos for Nov. 19: email@example.com. The delivery zone is between Bloor and King - west to Roncesvalles and east to Spadina. They are willing to go further for group orders.
I'm going to get me one of those.