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Give up your car and get a ton for free

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by spindrift, 5 Dec 2007.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

  2. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Nice idea. Although not having a car to begin with, if I lived there I'd still want my hundred quid.
     
  3. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    "Islington council is trying to encourage drivers to give up their cars and get on their bikes" and cycle on the pavement...
     
  4. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    "It (Islington Council) will give a voucher for £100 - enough to buy a basic bike..."

    Nice idea, but £100 is a bit optimistic isn't it? I reckon you'd be lucky if £100 would cover a lock, some lights, some wet weather clothing and a helmet (if you're so inclined).
     
  5. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Enough to buy a shoot bike. Make it a fookin' grand ferrcrissakes.
     
  6. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
  7. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    - basic + sh1te on toast
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I have to say, £100 doesn't sound like a huge amount to me, and I'm not hugely well off. I can't imagine it means much to someone already paying £200 pa for parking, and living in London, where everything costs more - half a York parking permit would be about £40, so on that scale, it's really peanuts, isn't it?

    Also, of course, not enough for a half decent bike (plus stuff like lock, pump, waterproof jacket - all the stuff we tell newbies to budget for), unless you go second hand...
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    On the other hand, of course, it's better than nothing, or a slap in the face with a wet haddock.
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    they're only giving up their parking permit