Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's a Small World After All

No matter where in the world cyclists live they experience the same issues and concerns. In this video from Saudi Arabia we meet two bike commuters who face the same challenges like riding in traffic. Or co-workers who view bike commuting as not acceptable for work. As well as the reasons why some people turn bike commuting; avoiding traffic jams, parking, and the cost of operating a car.

One young man talks about how when he arrives at work he feels much more energized and that he no longer has to park in the distant employee parking lot. Now he parks with royalty, management. And like many established nations obesity has become a problem in Saudi Arabia. Demonstrated when the older cyclist in the red and white Jordanian style shemagh visits his tailor. You can see the significant weight loss that has occurred after he started car-light lifestyle.

While the video is in Arabic, if you click the “cc” button on the bottom right hand side of the Youtube screen you will be able to view English subtitles.When you start the video the "cc" button will appear.

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