The only thing we can be sure of about the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic. So if what I say now seems to you to be very reasonable, then I have failed completely. Only if what I tell you appears absolutely unbelievable, have we any chance of visualizing the future as it really will happen.

- Arthur C. Clarke (h/t Brin)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Montreal public bicycles

Montreal, despite its steepness and iciness, is following in the footsteps of various European cities and setting up public one-way bicycle rental facilities.

Can Austin Texas be far behind? Alas, yes.

1 comment:

EliRabett said...

I like the national lab solution. Buy a zillion of the butt ugliest bikes you can find, paint them colors that make anyone seeing them want to throw up, and leave them lying around.