13 September 2008

Promoting Bikes and... um... bike racks

It's hard to gauge this 'Safe for Work' concept prevalent in North America. Here it's 'anything goes - anywhere' so I don't know if this German bicycle advert is considered rude, offensive or pinko commie subversive by your Employment Lords. The 'shocking' bit is at the end, anyway and speakers are fine.

It's a funny German advert for a bicycle sales website called Bikie.de. The text at the end reads:

"A wheel for each and every arse." Wheel being the slang for bike in German.

I recall reading an article recently about a Danish company that bought subscriptions to the porn website of their employees choice as one of the company's perks and in order to stop virus attacks and spam from unreliable porn sites that the employees wandered into during the course of the day. A rather different approach.

Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize.com were, surprisingly, nominated for the Copenhagen Environment Award 2008. One of our readers in Copenhagen surprised us by sending in a nomination. Thanks, Claus! We didn't win - a small environmental intiative called Vestergror did, but the jury had only nice things to say. They wished they could have seen stats about whether or not the blogs have encouraged more people to ride their bikes in urban settings.

So, here's a poll, so we can win the facker next year: