A Berlin brothel owner says his business is attracting 3 to 5 new customers a day, thanks to a discount for bicyclists.
Fri, Jul 17 2009 at 1:54 PM
Bicyclists in Berlin can cash in on their eco-friendly two-wheeling ways -- at a brothel called Maison d'envie.
Arrive by bike, and patrons get 5 euros off the 70-euro fee for 45-minute sessions. According to Reuters
, Maison d'Envie' owner Thomas Goetz says 3-5 new customers are taking advantage of the green deal every day -- while reducing traffic and parking congestion (via Freakonomics
). Prostitution's legal in Germany.
Though perhaps an innovative idea for a brothel, offering bicycling discounts is nothing new. In L.A., cyclists get free bus and train rides dring Bike to Work Wee, for example. I do think more stores and companies should start offering these discounts though. Maybe they too will start attracting 3-5 new customers a day ...
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