01 April 2008

Garbage Disposal in a Bike Culture

Our friend David Hembrow of Hand-Woven Bike Basket Fame sent us this fantastic photo from his 'hood in the Netherlands.

It happens to me every day... I'm on my bike and I've finished drinking my take-away coffee or eating an apple and I need to discard the waste. I slow down as I approach a road side rubbish bin and drop it in before speeding up and merging back into the bike traffic flow.

In Assen, where David lives, they have been creative with their rubbish bins. No need for slowing down too much and aiming. They're designed for cyclists zipping along the lovely, wide bike lane. And I'm sure the hit ratio is much higher.

See heaps more photos of Dutch bike infrastructure on David's website Hembrow Cycling Holidays.