29 August 2013

In The Netherlands, Pedestrians Can Hitch A Ride On Passing Bicycles

To get cyclists to be more sociable, the Dutch Cyclists’ Union and artist Mapije de Wit have set up spots in the city of Utrecht where people can hitch a ride.

Although it is illegal, signs were placed at six designated places near the city’s central station, and those who wished to hitch a ride stood behind it while making the international hitchhiking gesture—a thumbs up.

Soon, many cyclists were volunteering to help other pedestrians, and many have been supportive of this idea.

However, city officials have stated that they have to remove the signs as it is illegal to install them.

What do you think—is this a good way of bringing people together?

[via Pop Up City]