Sunday, August 31, 2008

the wheels of progress roll down like bicycles down the lane...

The Washington Post had a fantastic article comparing and contrasting the different bicycle policies of different countries. From the downright dangerous of the U.S., Britain and Australia to the benign neglect of Japan and the huge success of the Netherlands. One thing is clear, gas prices are driving people to ride their bikes. In accompanying piece the CEO of Giant Bicycles in Taiwan observes that in Taiwan "If you ride a bicycle, people will respect you"

Japan, a country of many contradictions, hostile to bicycles on one wheel but on the other wheel, spending $67 million on a high tech bicycle garage with automated valet. Check out the video of this cool bike garage.


At 11:34 PM , Blogger eshibui said...

Very cool bike garage! I wish I had known about it last month when I was in Tokyo. Thanks for posting.


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