You wouldn’t expect to be able to buy bus shelters online. But, the giant Chinese online retailer Alibaba.com does just that. The basic shelter costs up to $5,000, with a minimum order of five. Maybe this is one market where Amazon.com is behind the curve.
Hilary Reeves writes our "Spokes & Soles" column about biking and pedestrian issues around town. She's communications director for Bike Walk Twin Cities, an organization devoted to increase commuting by biking and walking.