Monday, November 16, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

I love the yellow umbrella in this guy's bike-thing.

These eco-cabs bring you around Dublin, for free! The cyclist is sponsored by whoever has their logo on the bike, and you just give them a tip if you want.

I think it's a brilliant idea, what do you think, and have you come across them in other cities?

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  1. We saw a few of them but didn't have an occasion to try one. It did seem like a good idea, though. I've never seen them anywhere else. I'm sure a good idea like that will spread.

  2. I'd give him a big tip just to be able to take a ride in that! Very cool!
    Never seen one and I'm pretty sure here in the states the ride wouldn't be free.

  3. I remember similar cabs in Edinburgh, but they definitely weren't as cool looking and they were more so geared towards luring in drunk tourists/students and taking them for all the money they were worth! :) This is a neat idea though... If I ever make it to Dublin, I'll keep an eye out for them! :)

  4. It does look pretty entertaining but I've never seen anything like it before.

    CJ xx

  5. Thanks for all your comments.
    I assumed the idea was copied from another city, but as nobody else has come across them for free, maybe it's an Irish novelty.
    I did go in one in London, and was charged £15 to go just down the road, not knowing how near my target was!

  6. Oh I love this post! I have never seen anything like it. But what a fantastic idea! And what a strange contraption. Have you ever ridden in one? How was it?
    I love the yellow umbrella hanging there. It's so cheery!
    Thanks for stopping by my Ruby Tuesday. It wasn't salmon. But it was mozzerella. It was just a little frozen pizza that had completly covered in freezer burn. Yum, huh?!

  7. Are they new? I didn't see any when I was there just over a year ago. It's a brilliant idea and one I would love to have taken up.

  8. It's free? What a remarkable system, I wish we had that here.

  9. I read this some time ago. but had trouble commenting.

    I think this is a great idea. But is it meant for tourist or for everybody?