Monday, May 16, 2011

Your Chariot Awaits...


There's a bit of a hoo-haa (that's the technical word) going on about our cycle-hire scheme. While I have seen more and more people riding on them, some politicians and sections of the media are suggesting they're a complete flop because they are still running at a loss. Well it's only been 8 months. Not nearly long enough to scrap a project that promotes less traffic congestion, a cleaner environment, a healthier, fitter and more gorgeous population.  AND with their banana daquiri trim, (yes it looks like iced tea but I'm sticking with the daquiri) the bikes themselves even have a sort of kitsch style about them.

6 comments:

Ann said...

Good composition.

Inner Artist said...

Yet to try it, although wanting to - I just don't have a helmet yet. One major flaw in this initiative - you have to provide your own helmet (required by law when riding a bike on public roads), and they're a bit difficult to lug around while shopping or partaking of other activities once you're at your destination. I hope they don't scrap the programme, though, before I solve my helmet problem - it's so worthwhile. Nice pic!

Seventy Plus said...

The whole idea while an excellent concept is being killed by the "NANNY" mentality; i.e...you MUST wear a helmet.

Pierre BOYER said...

Very nice picture,
I love those colors...

Pierre

J Bar said...

Cool shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lauren in Brisbane said...

Nice to see someone write with positive intent about the CityCycle scheme for once! Am thoroughly sick of reading "obejctive" stories in the Brisbane Times every second day that described it as 'much-maligned'. I am a subscriber and I think - for all the reasons you mentioned - that it's a worthy exercise by the government. Lovely shot, too.

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