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Great holmertz 2021-11-05 4:03

Hello György,
Have you been here before or was it someone else? This particular view looks familiar, but it's well worth another look. The view as such of the city and the bridges is great but it's the couple on the bench and the rounded low wall that really make the photo. And the colours and slight underexposure too.
I'll listen to that song later. Maybe I know it but don't remember the title.
Have a nice weekend,
Gert

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Old 11-04-2021, 06:43 PM
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Thank you Paul,
It used to be normal to find these bikes lying criss-cross in the streets, but there has been such outrage at this among politicians and "the public" that the bike companies are step by step being forced to clean up their business. There are now many special bike stands and the companies seem to collect abandoned bikes more regularly. It's still only marginally better, but there has been some improvement during the autumn.
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Hi Gert,

In any case, it's good that the bike companies care about the opinion of the public and politicians.
I fear that in Belgium they will only respond when they are obliged to.

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The Stockholm city council will decide on Monday that the number of kick-bikes in the city will be halved (from roughly 24.000 to 12.000), more than half of the companies involved in the business will be banned and that the remaining ones will have to pay a fee for every bike. It remains to be seen if this will be challenged in court or if any central state authority will claim that this contravenes the principle of free enterprise.
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The final result could set a good example for other cities in the world.
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Some cities already have stricter rules. In for instance Copenhagen these bikes are banned from the central areas and can only be deposited at specifically arranged places. The owners have to pay about 50 Euro for every bike they put on the street and they are fined about 30 Euro for every one left in a wrong place.
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