I wonder how they get these numbers. Is there a thing that counts cyclists as they ride past the sign? Hmm. Well, in any case looking forward to riding to work tomorrow. Biiiicycle! Biiiicycle!
Cycle ways are actually quite good in Vienna. And as the city is relatively flat, it’s also an ideal way of getting around which doesn’t take much time compared to the subway and other public transport. I see many that can’t be bothered wearing a helmet in traffic though, which always makes me wonder whether people care at all about what’s inside their skulls. Even companies don’t seem to care here. In Norway everyone cycling for a courier service would most definitely wear helmets… And in NZ it is illegal to cycle without a helmet.
Lately the weather has been quite shifty. Today it is really beautiful though, with cotton clouds and nice sunshine. 🙂 Perfect cycle weather.
today was the day of the 4th annual RadparRADe around the Ring in Vienna, held at the weekend of the Bike festival in front of Rathaus. This was however my first time participating. I took a fair few photos of fun cycles, so today is a bit of a picture special… 😉
My bike, pimped out with a MU flag, and the free flowers we got to put on our handlebars.
Someone advertising for Critical Mass
As someone who aspires to live sustainably (though failing because of my addiction to travel), I was fascinated when someone told me that there was a bicycle transport company in Vienna. Heavy Pedals is a company which specialises in transporting goods around the city, up to 250kgs. 250kgs! These guys are not afraid of some serious work. I almost want to apply for a summer job there… lol. 😀 They’re also located across the street from Caritas, which means you can get your furniture pre-loved, and then have them cycled to your home, completely carbon-free!
This one has given me much joy since I got back from my long holiday. I got a city bike because doing all kinds of commuting on my racer is just not very convenient… especially when tackling cobblestone and tram lines on a daily basis. Which you have to if you want to get around. Gotta say though, cycling is still my favourite way to get through the city. Nooot looking forward to the wet season coming now…
I went out earlier today to catch a free bike checkup at the bike festival by the city hall. Was really cool – many discounted items, many cool bicycles, and the high air event by redbull. I know redbull is Austrian so I suppose I should feel some sort of confused patriotism towards them, but they sponsor so many things that are just devastating to the planet that I just hate them. BUT. The high air riders were awesome! And I think it’s one of the good things that redbull sponsor, so long as they don’t do it in deserts with fragile ecosystems where the tracks from their events will be visible for another hundred years. Fun for all, and really awe-inspiring tricks to behold!