Germany is offering its citizens €2,500 to trade in their old cars for new.
Treehugger has an article today on Mannheim’s bicycle version on the same idea: €50 to trade in an old bike for a “suitable” bike for city cycling.
The UK is set to plough £300 million into getting 300,000 cars registered before 1999 replaced.
That’s a lot of money just to encourage people to buy more cars. Why not get better environmental and health returns on your investment and use it to incentivise getting to work or around town by bike?