Ah, to be hip and trendy…or not. Check out this post at BikePortland.org about a new General Motors ad campaign for its college discount program that mocks — get this — cyclists and pedestrians. Hmm.
The screen shot above of a pedestrian getting a puddle bath by a passing GM vehicle was taken from the GM website.
I look at it this way: it’s fun to see Detroit threatened by students on sidewalks and bicycles. As they should be. Maybe next time GM could make fun of people taking transit, too.
UPDATE, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12: General Motors is changing the ad campaign in response to criticism. Here’s an L.A. Times story.