Boy from Berlin pedals his message

By Peter Jean
Updated April 18 2018 - 10:29pm, first published May 5 2012 - 3:00am

Greg Mews laughs as he describes himself carrying a new vacuum cleaner home from the shops on the back of his bicycle. The German urban planner is not an anti-car zealot and accepts that Canberra was built around the automobile. But Mews has happily forsaken car ownership during the almost three years he has been living in the capital.