Bike stunt

Tel Aviv has a fleet of bikes available for its residents, just like London. Once you have an account setup, you can pick a bike up from any station, ride it, and leave it at any other station. It’s a popular scheme which helps reduces the number of cars on the crowded roads, even though the economics are not working out as anticipated.

On our office’s recent Yom Kef (Fun Day), I spotted this excellent example of the scheme in operation:

It’s also an excellent example of the “it will be ok” attitude towards health and safety that is far too prominently displayed in Israeli life. See the adult rider with no helmet. See the child passenger with no helmet. See a recipe for tragedy. I understand there is a law about cyclists having to wear helmets, but not in the city boundaries. In two words: bloody stupid.

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