Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Ad Nauseam

Ad Nauseum: Joggers and Cyclists Get Out of the Way!

For a full copy of the ad, ##http://la.streetsblog.org/?attachment_id=59613##click here.##
For a full copy of the ad, ##http://la.streetsblog.org/?attachment_id=59613##click here.##

Via the website Girl Bike Love comes one of the more depressing automobile advertisements we've seen recently.  Used car resale dealership Tyme Auto Group, proudly serving Northern Ohio and Michigan, proudly offers a discount to any jogger or cyclist who promises to stay off the road the author is driving on (sic).

It's hardly uncommon for an advertiser to try and attract their target audience by mocking another one.  For example, every football fan has been subjected to beer commercials with attractive women mocking awkward men for not recognizing the brilliance of Miller Light this past season, but there's always a chance this one could backfire.  After all, all one has to do to be considered a "cyclist or jogger" is own a bicycle or pair of shoes and self-identify.  And who doesn't like a 15% discount?  Even if it is just for a 2000 Chrysler Concorde?

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Metro and Caltrans Still Planning 605 Expansion, Plus Four Connecting Freeways

Metro and Caltrans are planning to spend billions of dollars widening the 605, 5, 10, 60 and 105 Freeways. Really.

July 10, 2024

City Leaders Kick Off Planning For Reconnecting MacArthur Park

Reconnecting MacArthur Park is a multi-year planning effort laying the groundwork for closing Wilshire Boulevard between Alvarado Street and Carondelet Street

July 9, 2024
See all posts