Johnpaul delivers sensitive documents for government officials and businesses downtown on his bike. Hover over the photos to read about Johnpaul.
Johnpaul Valenciano has been doing bike courier work around Austin for over three years and currently delivers sensitive documents for local government officials and businesses. Downtown Austin, November 10, 2016.
Johnpaul doesn't wear a helmet while he works, but says he bikes more cautiously than other bike couriers. He thinks couriers who run lights and stop signs are sending a bad message to drivers downtown. Austin, TX, November 10, 2016.
Johnpaul says he has to get creative when locking his bike while working. Most of the documents he delivers are time sensitive and there are not very many conveniently placed bike racks downtown. Austin, TX, November 10, 2016.
Johnpaul faces daily perils while rushing around downtown. Bike couriers have found it is faster and safer to take routes through downtown's many alleyways. Downtown Austin, November 10, 2016.