Bicycle messenger

Explore the thrilling life of a bicycle messenger and discover how they navigate through busy city streets. Learn about the challenges they face and the benefits of this eco-friendly mode of transportation.
Bike messemger // japan Comedy, Tokyo, Cyclists, People, Urban, Alternative, Bicycle Messenger, Bike Messenger, Bike Style

By John Greenfield [A version of this article also runs in the current Momentum magazine,] Biking in Tokyo is not as bad as you’d think. Yes, it’s an extremely hectic, densely packed place - the metro area being roughly the population of California squeezed into the area of Hawaii. But when I visited this winter I found the world’s most populous mega-city to be a surprisingly comfortable and friendly place to pedal. The Tokyo transportation mix includes lots of…

Marcelo Campos
Street Portraits of Bike Messengers - Standing by with the Rollei 35 SE - Trevor Hughes - 35mmc Mondays, Crew, Trevor, Bicyclist, Fixie, Street Portrait, Rider, Bike Life, Urban Bike Style

This is a look back at a series I photographed while working as a bike messenger in Toronto in the 1990’s. All the images in the article were taken with a Rollei 35 SE. It occurred to me while working as a messenger that it would be a great idea to combine my love of cycling with my love of photography and to start documenting my fellow messengers. The Bike Messengers 1992-1999 series was shot mainly in downtown Toronto and I started during a time that many messengers themselves think of a…