21 February 2008

Copenhagen Newspaper Delivery

There has been a proliferation of free newspapers in Copenhagen. It all started with the Swedish Metro Express and now there four free newspapers battling for the hearts and minds of the public.

Every morning there are people standing next to the bike lanes all over the city handing out free papers to cyclists and pedestrians. If you want to get rid of papers, the busy bike lanes are the place to do it. On this stretch over 20,000 bikes will pass in the course of a day.

The chap in the photo is a Brasilian who is now a famous sight on the City Hall Square, dancing and singing and flying about like a ballet dancer cum breakdancer to ensure everyone gets a paper.

Music blaring on his ghetto blaster atop his cargo bike provided by his employer Nyhedsavisen - The News Paper.


Shaun McDonald said...

I once surprised someone handing out papers in Edinburgh that I wanted a Metro newspaper when I was on the bike.

Zakkaliciousness said...

cool. one small step for bike culture.

Todd said...

I ride past that guy every day, he's quite a comedian/athlete/Casanova, joking with people, chasing them down the street, kissing pretty women and slapping them in the rear with the paper if they refuse. Needless to say, I don't read those papers and find their antics pretty annoying. I give them props for doing it rain or shine though.

Zakkaliciousness said...

my wife got quite tired of him trying to kiss her on the cheek every morning. so much so that she took a slight detour to work.