And one more item on the cycling theme….a parking ticket seems rather insignificant compared to some things cyclists have to put up with! Another story just in from Brazil (via Treehugger), check out what Sao Paolo cyclists met on their way to work – a wall, constructed overnight without warning which completely obstructed the bike lane. Ouch! Fortunately, no casualties have been reported.
One would think it must have been a stunt – but no, it was admitted by the authorities to be part of the “normal renovations” of the barrier protecting cyclists from the traffic! We are happy to report that after a public outcry, the Sao Paolo Metro has removed the offending wall. They have not, however, admitted any mistake has been made in the process.