Not sure if this has already been posted but thought it was interesting . Australia's first bike mayor. http://www.bigpond.com/news/offbeat/content/20071126/2100772.asp November 26, 2007 - 8:17AM Source: ABC The Mayor of Glamorgan-Spring Bay on Tasmania's East Coast wants to become the first Australian mayor to have a motorbike as his official vehicle. The newly elected Mayor, Bertrand Cadart says he is proud to be part of a "motorbike friendly" council and is testing a maxi scooter to see if he is able to use it to carry out his mayoral duties. Councillor Cadart says he is not aware of any other council providing its mayor with two-wheel transport. "So far it has been so good," he said. "Of course I'm not sure how things will work when we will have visitors and dignitaries that I may have to cart around to show around the municipality but we also have a pool of cars and I can always borrow a car if need be." Councillor Cadart says he prefers a motorbike to a car because it's cheaper and emits less greenhouse gas. "Scooter uses about a third of what an average sedan uses in petrol, the cost of buying it is also about a third. "The cost of maintaining it is also about a third and they pollute a lot less," he said.