walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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Boats and Bicycles

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE56E2TE20090715

DHL in Amsterdam has a canal boat office. It travels through an outer canal ring, with bicycles doing the final leg in the center, leaving the boat at one point and meeting up with it again later on in its journey.

DHL's competitors would, apparently, like to have their own canal boat office, but have not yet received approval from the city. DHL operates similarly in Venice, and a double-decker bus in London.

It's not obvious to me that this is "news", but it was both informative and entertaining and is in their "Life" section, so fair is fair. Read the whole thing; it's a hoot.
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