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Bicycle: slow death of planet
The following is from recommend post of my LinkedIn friend community. Very good point. Start Sunday morning with happy laugh.
Bicycle is the slow death of the planet.”
A banker made the economists think this when he said:
“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy: he doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy. He don’t pay insurance policies. Don’t buy fuel, don’t pay to have the car serviced, and no repairs needed. He doesn’t use paid parking. Doesn’t cause any major accidents. No need for multi-lane highways.
He is not getting obese.
Healthy people are not necessary or useful to the economy. They are not buying the medicine. They dont go to hospitals or doctors.
They add nothing to the country’s GDP.
“On the contrary, each new McDonald’s store creates at least 30 jobs—actually 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietitians and nutritionists—obviously as well as the people who work in the store itself.”
Choose wisely: a bike or a McDonald’s? It’s something to think about.
~ Emeric Sillo
Cycling from Queenstown to Punggol
This Sunday it is free, and plan to cycling to Punggol or Coney Island park along the coast-to-coast path.
In order to cross PIE, the path is from Botanic Garden, Kheam hock road to Lornie road (in Lornie road, when finding a bridge, must go through bridge to the side same as MacRitchie Reservoir.). Then go up Marymount and Bishan park, Ang Mo Kio avenue 5, following google map, finally can enter the park.
At Anchorvale Community Club, have a lunch. Before lunch, sunny and hot. Unfortunately, after lunch, heavy rain.
In waiting for raining stop, have a dessert. When raining small, try to continue to Punggol. In the park road, the falling tree tells how big the rain is.
It is still raining, but small. But the time is late, decide back home. In the back, rain is heavy again.
I am waiting for rain stop again, and complete this post.
Morning has long cycling. Heavy rain when eating lunch
Explore cycling path from Singapore river to Bishan park
In this afternoon, I plan to cycling to Bishan park along Singapore river. But after Kallang river, the path is becoming worse, because there is not direct path along the Kallang river. I must cycle away river, enter into motorcycle road, cross red light and then enter into river path. So when I arrive Whampoa, I decide back.
Early back will me time to explore OCBC stadium and golden garden in the day.