The person on the left is carrying bags, the one in orange is a delivery driver and a couple of people are wearing backpacks. Aside from car brained, Damaris is also blind.

  • @Dabundis
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    3122 months ago

    Don’t remember where I heard it first, but I always love to hear it.

    “Whenever someone brings up bikes, suddenly everyone needs to move their refrigerator 100 miles in the rain”

    • @RGB3x3
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      1142 months ago

      The solution? Rental vans…

      It’s like people think they need mega trucks for the time once a year or less that they have to move a couch.

      “But what about when I have to haul wood for my yearly porch renovation?”

      “Rent a fucking truck!”

        • @[email protected]
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          82 months ago

          “That’s so expensive!”, having big goods delivered costs a fraction of maintaining your own car…

      • Inevitable Waffles [Ohio]
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        222 months ago

        In this vein, I saw a comment on Lemmy that speaks to this. I’m paraphrasing but it really woke me up. The person said that Americans choose on edge cases and not standard use case. I realized I felt that way about ICE cars vs EV and I am a cyclist. It is amazing how we can have blinders on.

      • Annoyed_🦀 🏅
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        102 months ago

        It’s weird because all, and i mean ALL, furniture and electronic shop in my country will do delivery for you, most even do it for FREE.

        Then there’s 3rd party delivery service via an app.

      • @frunch
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        102 months ago

        You’re living up to your name, lol 😉

  • oo1
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    962 months ago

    I’d gladly remove every car from the roads that is not carrying a sofa, table or desk.

    • Zagorath
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      222 months ago

      I’m even willing to add “large amounts of water & a big ladder, or sick/injured people” to that list.

  • @[email protected]
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    832 months ago

    Yea, car congestion isn’t about industrial transport, it’s about personal transport. All of the people commuting to/from work etc in single person occupied tanks.

  • @[email protected]
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    772 months ago

    TIL driving to and from work is “recreational” unless you have a TV or something in the back of your car.

    • @[email protected]
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      42 months ago

      He didn’t make it to the second semester of high school economics where he would have learned that labor is a service.

    • Pleb
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      92 months ago

      And also someone sitting on the back of the bike.

  • @sunbytes
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    702 months ago

    Skill issue.

    The Dutch absolutely use bikes to carry goods.

    I’ve seen people with TVs on their bike. I’ve seen them with multiple crates of beer on the handlebars (kingsnight).

    I saw three people on one (regular) bike.

    Also these:

    • @[email protected]
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      172 months ago

      Yup and if we really NEED to transport big things, sure, we might need a van. But that’s probably a once every once every year thing max.

    • @TwanHE
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      32 months ago

      You can stack at least 3 crates on the back of the bike if you have a bag carrier, 2 otherwise. Then 1 or 2 on the bar between your legs, and 1 on the steering bar, or 2 if you also have a bag carrier there.

      Ebike recommended if they’re full, but it’s way doable when bringing them back to the store.

    • @SpacetimeMachine
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      I’m sure that works well where it’s flat. Try that in a city with tons of hills and you’re gonna have a much harder time.

      • @sunbytes
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        62 months ago

        Ebikes can take a lot of the pain out of that. They’re very powerful now.

      • @Sir_Fridge
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        I live in the very non flat south East of the Netherlands. We still do everything on bike. Groceries, mail, like 4 children while carrying groceries and being on the phone.

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    When I used to be on twitter and in response to idiotic comments like that, I would post the video of the guy cycling with a fridge on his back, one of someone moving a piano, several tradesmen that quit their vans to use cargo bikes, the pedal cab company in London (proper cargo bikes not the shitty tourist things) and the mother of 6 from Portland that had a cargo bike to take them all to school.

    It used to shut them up

    • @Olhonestjim
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      242 months ago

      “Well I don’t want to bike with a fridge on my back!”

      “Oh I was never suggesting you could.”

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        No, I was definitely suggesting you could but could you? Especially people like the person who made the half literate other reply

        • @Olhonestjim
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          32 months ago

          I was intending more like reverse psychology. “I’ll show you!” That kind of thing.

          I get how I might not have said that well enough though.

    • @Jarix
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      You are av ducking idiot if you are moving fridges on your bicycle

      • @[email protected]
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        You’re a fucking idiot if you think roads were only built for the transportation of goods & services as they were superceded by canals then by railways.

        It was a massive step backwards in inefficiency in an orchestrated move by vehicle manufacturers that freight was shifted back to roads.

        And the guys (yes, more than one) carrying fridges on their shoulders while cycling, have more fucking balls than you’ll ever dream of having.

  • @merthyr1831
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    392 months ago

    These morons are insufferable because they don’t believe anything exists outside the frame of the photo. they have worse object permanence to babies

    • @sunbytes
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      Yeah. That building is probably an office block.

      And those guys usually have loading/unloading areas in the back (if not an actual car park).

      • @Sir_Fridge
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        The right building is a clothing store. There are indeed often back entrances for smaller vans for supplies

  • andrew0
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    382 months ago

    That person clearly hasn’t witnessed Dutch students carrying a whole bedroom on the back of their bike.

  • @[email protected]
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    322 months ago

    Having lived in Utrecht, yes all those stores in the picture, completely empty, also all the people on bikes are happy to finally have the chance to sit after spending their day in a house without furniture.

  • @Alk
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    292 months ago

    Clearly they’re not bringing the goods, they’re bringing the services. That clown even said it himself. Refers to goods and services then only talks about the goods.

  • @FleetingTit
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    292 months ago

    Also many pedestrianized streets allow for deliveries with larger vehicles! These just have to drive more carefully and slower for the last couple hundred meters. Usually just a city block or two.

  • @[email protected]
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    252 months ago

    A perk of belonging to my city’s bike advocacy group is that you can rent this for no additional charge:

    64″ aluminum truss-frame trailer; easily carry a 4×8 sheet of plywood, eight bags of groceries, or whatever else you can fit on it up to 300 lbs; holds 4 plastic tote boxes before stacking

    Nosireebob, can’t haul stuff around with that… /s

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      112 months ago

      Trying to persuade the (amazingly) only contractors on the entire planet that think they need a tiny-penis truck because they occasionally need to pick up some wood from Howm Deeepo to ride a bike is like trying to get blood from a stone

    • @[email protected]
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      52 months ago

      My dad has a solid bike trailer. It’s not as big as your group’s one, but he can do about a WinCo shopping cart worth in it. That’s plenty for the vast majority of their household needs.