Meet Knox: A Virtual Naming Ceremony for the City's Electric Tricycle

Join the City of Boson on Thursday, August 20 from 2-3 PM for a virtual naming and informational ceremony for the City of Boston’s first cargo electric-assist tricycle. Register here.

To work towards Step 12 of the Climate Action Plan Update, the City has added a cargo-capacity electric-assist tricycle to its fleet of vehicles. It has a big wooden bucket for carrying heavy loads, with a battery and motor to make hauling cargo easier.

As a part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the City is naming the e-cargo tricycle in honor of Kittie Knox, a resident of the West End and pioneer in Boston’s cycling communities in the late 1800s. She was a member of the first Black cycling club in the U.S., Riverside Cycling Club in Cambridge. Through her persistent and public passion for cycling, she challenged racial and gender stereotypes in the League of American Wheelmen and in the pages of the national press.

Register for the event here. The virtual naming ceremony on Zoom will include:

  • Tania Del Rio, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement
  • Kat Eshel, Carbon Neutrality Program Manager
  • Sean Thimas, ReadBoston Program Manager, doing a family-friendly reading of children's book, The Red Bicycle
  • Samantha Devine, Climate Advisor for Boston Transportation Department for quick overview of the City’s currently open Request for Information about cargo electric-assist bikes

Keep an eye out for “Knox” on the streets this fall in a neighborhood near you! If you see the big red cargo e-trike, snap a picture and share it with the City using the hashtag #SpotKnox.

  • August 20, 2020 at 2:00pm – 3pm