Germany's Verkersklub Deutschland lobbies for a bike-friendly scrapping scheme.
Germany's 2,500 Euro car swap rebate, which came into effect back in January, has been controversial - organizations such as the Association for Sustainable Mobility
say it has done and will do nothing for the environment. Well how about bike swapping? The city of Mannheim has partnered with organization Biotopia
to offer adult residents the ability to leave behind their old bikes get a 50 Euro rebate from the purchase of a new bike. One hilarious aspect of the Handelsblatt/Reuters
news story about the swap, however, is that it is prefaced with a commercial for a new Mercedes!