In Germany, They Lock Their Bikes to Bikes

Well, they're not locking their bikes to bikes, but locking posts in the shape of a bicycle. This may exist elsewhere, but I've only ever seen it in Germany.

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In Denmark, people are so trustworthy, bikes are often only locked to themselves, if they're locked at all. I walked past many a fine bicycle that was only locked to itself so you couldn't ride it, but could easily be picked up and carried.

On the streets of Toronto, those bikes wouldn't last five minutes.


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Scott Eric

Japan is like that too, nobody would dare steal a bike there. We don't realize how bad we have certain things!

January 30, 2016 @ 1:09 PM

John M.

What Scott says is so true. I was amazed in Tokyo how people would just park their bike and go about their business. They didn't have to lock it because why would anyone steal a bicycle?

Such a refreshing attitude.

January 30, 2016 @ 10:31 PM

Sid_V

Kitchener has bike-shaped stands to lock bikes to all through downtown. Much more colourful too - painted every shade of the rainbow.

http://sustainablewaterlooregion.ca/photo/wp-content/gallery/eco-design/urban-bike-rack_matthew-wartman.jpg

January 31, 2016 @ 11:45 AM

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