Mayor pedal power lights up car­ni­val

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CITY of Vin­cent Mayor John Carey had a leisurely cy­cle from his coun­cil of­fice to the of­fi­cial launch of the 2015 Light Up Leed­erville Car­ni­val last week, but was not ex­pect­ing to use cy­cle power to of­fi­cially ‘light up’ this year’s car­ni­val.

Af­ter guests en­joyed a 10-course lunch pro­vided by Leed­erville busi­nesses, Syn­ergy of­fi­cially opened the car­ni­val by invit­ing Carey to power light globes with pedal power.

While the sta­tion­ary bike didn’t pro­vide the com­fort of Vin­cent’s deadly treadly, it did the job of light­ing up the 2015 Car­ni­val.

Carey said a re­cent trip to Barcelona sup­ported his cause for more fo­cus on peo­ple-friendly spa­ces.

“In Barcelona there’s a fo­cus on spa­ces where peo­ple can linger with­out reg­u­la­tion or red tape,” he said.

The Light Up Leed­erville Car­ni­val is on this Sun­day from noon to 9pm.

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