Here’s an Unusual Commuter “Perk”

We’ve heard about tax credits, employee perks and other benefits of commuting here in the U.S., but in Berlin, one business has come up with a novel discount for bike commuters and public-transportation users:

A Berlin brothel has come up with a novel way to negate the impact of the global economic crisis and target a new group of customers at the same time — offering a discount to patrons who arrive on bicycles…Customers who arrive on bicycle or who can prove they took public transportation get a 5-euro ($7) discount from the usual 70-euro ($100) fee for 45 minute sessions, [business owner Thomas] Goetz told Reuters. He said the environmentally friendly offer was working.

Read the full article on Reuters by clicking here.


  1. Iron Man

    I don’t know about that one. I have a tough enough time justifying my bike expenses with my wife as it is.

  2. crazycommutingcyclist

    Ya, I don’t know of any legal brothel I could peddle up to here in my state

  3. LockMaster Jeff

    Does the ride in qualify as foreplay?

  4. Quinn

    This is very humorous, for me, living in Reno, where there are a number of legal brothels. I also have a friend in the “industry” who told me this,
    if a customer arrives in his own car, the girl get all the money, by taxi, she gets 80% and by any other means the girl gets 50%

  5. crazycommutingcyclist

    Quinn, is that because Taxi and limos are their only way of advertising?

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