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 July 14, 2009 6:29 am 

    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 July 14, 2009 6:36 am 

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

  3. LockMaster Jeff July 14, 2009 8:35 am 

    Does the ride in qualify as foreplay?

  4. Quinn July 14, 2009 9:42 am 

    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 July 15, 2009 10:02 am 

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

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