A couple of weeks ago one of my students asked me why the university required paid car parking in a card-based city.

I wonder if the student has ever really thought about whether or not they have a right to drive a car and a right to park your car on the campus. Being young and healthy I could not help wondering, but did not say anything, why the student thought that driving a car to the University a right.

On further questioning, I realised that he lived reasonably close to the university, and I thought that perhaps he could have walked to the University never mind ride a bicycle!

I found this link on Vimeo about riding bicycles in Oregon and realised that Portland is much colder than Canberra.  vintage-bicycle_GJjLFKBO Stylised 1