Speed of Light

Traffic flies by a cyclist, proving that four wheels are at least faster than two. But this is no ordinary cyclist. This chap is a cardboard cyclist (just in case you couldn’t tell) put in place next to the new cycle lane along Reforma in the heart of Mexico City. I imagine this is to visually confirm to drivers of large 4×4 gas guzzlers that this 2 foot wide lane is in fact for cyclists, not for them. Something that should be obvious, what with the dimensions of the lane and the plastic bollards, but this is Mexico City, and people do crazy things under the guise of ignorance. Whilst I d appreciate all the cyclist friendly policies of Ebrard’s vote purchasing campaign, this has to be the ugliest cycle lane in cycle lane history. I also couldn’t help but notice that while the cardboard chap is sporting a safety conscious helmet, his bike has no lights, which is most thoughtless of him.

Speed Of Light


3 thoughts on “Speed of Light

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  2. I saw a couple of these cardboard bikers while I was out today – one in the bike lane on Reforma and another propped against a building near the bike lane. 🙂 They remind me of the cardboard police cars that I’ve seen along the highways here.


    • I walked up Reforma on Friday and there are actually loads of these cardboard cut out, all different. Some of the ladies have already had moustaches added by talented biro wielding artists…


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