07 July 2010

Bicycle Support

Bicycle Cane
I see this lovely, elderly lady quite often in my neighbourhood. She is always walking her bicycle. More often than not with bags in the two baskets. She walks slowly and steadily along.

I've never seen her ride it - she just might - but I thought that she was perhaps like many proud elderly people in Copenhagen. When their agility fades they walk their bicycles on their daily rounds, using it as support. A kind of crutch or two-wheeled walker.

Nothing wrong with walkers, of course. Design and technology have offered up all manner of funky walking aids, but I like that the bicycle keeps on giving, even when you no longer can ride it.