Is it just my imagination, or was there a free bicycle movement in Amsterdam back in the 1970s (?) where unlocked white bicycles meant you could borrow it for free, and leave it anywhere in the city for the next to find? Because that sounds like a plan to me. :-) Sandra
There was indeed a free bicycle movement in Amsterdam back in the 1960s. There was an attempt to recreate it in Glasgow earlier this year, with the inevitable results.
Hip hip hoorah...I salute a man riding a step through frame bicycle. That type frame is great for both sexes, and all types of riding. I've got a blue bike just like it I love to ride as a town bike.
Kim, The results weren't "inevitable!" it's possible to live in a high-trust society, like Denmark, Switzerland or Japan. They do exist. The question should be how can we who live in middle- or low-trust societies raise the trust level? A different kind of urban experience is possible! And the bicycle can be part of that.
In every society/country there will always be the antisocial. This is inevitable. Proper upbringing of children, education and diligent enforcement of the Law could help to reduce anti-social behaviour but not eradicate it completely. Lem
Dear Anonymous,My reference was to it being tried in Glasgow, and may have something to do with my living in Edinburgh ;-)
We also have a sharing system in Copenhagen, with impractical bicycles that weighs about a ton, and still people bring them home. The temptation is just too big it seems, even here. :-) hi again from Sandra
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