This photo below shows the space fifty people in cars take, and the space taken by the same amount of people in a bus. It’s also supposed to show the space the same number of people on bicycles take up, but the cyclists seem to be mingling in sociably with pedestrians and and other gadabouts and gossipers. There’s even a couple cuddling in the corner! So the end result is you don’t really get a good impression of the space cyclists would take up if they all sat in tidy rows. I guess that’s either the benefit or problem with cycling, depending on your point of view.
The photo shoot was organised by Gareth Hughes at the Green Party’s transport policy launch in Wellington yesterday (which I’ll blog about shortly). From what I hear he and his team had to work the phones quite hard to find 50 Green Party supporters who could survive the irony of driving their cars into the city to highlight Car Free Day.