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Car vs. inline skates: racing through Zurich, part 2

One of our Galaxus adverts shows an SUV being held up by inline skaters. A real-life scenario? Simon in a car and Michael on inline skates set out on a head-to-head race through Zurich.

Three stages, three everyday situations, two means of transport. First off, we’re heading from the digitec store to the recycling point to dispose of our empty bottles. Stage two takes us to the local supermarket and in our last stage, we’re picking up our friends and meeting up on Sechseläutenplatz. While Michael is taking the direct route on his inline skates, Simon in the SUV is moving no faster than 50 km/h.

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Michael won the first stage. He got to the recycling point quicker. Now we’re heading to a supermarket on the other side of the city. Can Simon catch up?

Stage 2: shopping

Start
Recycling point

Destination
Migros Wengihof

Linear distance
1,400 metres

Source: Google Maps

After Simon lost the first stage, he’s eager to catch up. What works in his favour is that the destination is on the other side of the rail tracks, which means Michael is forced to take a detour. Having dais that, Michael can go down Langstrasse on his skates, while Simon has to drive all around it.

Who will arrive at Sechseläutenplatz first?

Car vs. inline skates
Who will win our three-stage race?

Inline skates: Michael will get there first

78%

SUV: in normal traffic, Simon will be the winner

16%

A draw: they'll arrive at the same time

5%

The last stage of our race will take us to our final destination: Sechseläutenplatz.

Will the navigation device help Simon get there faster?

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Simon Balissat, Zurich

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When I flew the family nest over 15 years ago, I suddenly had to cook for myself. But it wasn’t long until this necessity became a virtue. Today, rattling those pots and pans is a fundamental part of my life. I’m a true foodie and devour everything from junk food to star-awarded cuisine. Literally. I eat way too fast.

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User mbommeli

Schicked de Dude uf de Inline Skates bitte mal in Kurs zu mir. Da hets na sehr vill Luft geg ufe - und die Bremsiilag am Schluss isch recht tragisch :-/

24.04.2019
User mbommeli

ah und es heisst INLINESKATES nöd Rollerblades. DANKE

24.04.2019
User Michael Restin

Tragisch? Das beschreibt meine Todesspirale ganz gut. ;-) Inzwischen habe ich davon mich erholt. Wo muss ich hin für den Skate-Kurs bei dir?

09.05.2019
User mbommeli

schreib mir doch ne mail an martin.bommeli@rollingrock.ch - ich gebe dir gerne eine gratis Privatlektion im Rolling Rock Aarau ;-)

09.05.2019
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User adrianhafner

Die Parkgebühren bei der Migros müssen aber bezahlt werden. ;-)

24.04.2019
User sabine.manz

Das schönste am ganzen Clip ist der Bern-Helm.

25.04.2019
User abeljapon

Simon, fahr mal bi mir mit, ich kenn da es paar Abchürzige.
Etappe 1, straight gradus vom Digitec, zum Technopark, am Ibis verbi, under der Hardbrugg dure, am Jumbo verbi und scho isch entsorgt.
Etappe 2, vo de entsorgigstell hine use, nöd direkt richtig Langstrass, sondern richtig Hardbrugg, bi de ZKB go chehre, ufd Hardbrugg ue, übere, Hohlstrass durab, Becki, denn det hinedure zum Helvetiaplatz und d Lanstrass duruf.
Etappe 3 bini grad nüme sicher, aber au egal es unentschiede nachem Sieg ide Etappe 1 und 2
Usserdem chasch nachem Glace ässä easy no ide Stadt blibe und am abig anes Date oder susch in Usgang. Mach das mal nacheme Namittag uf de Rollschuhe...
;)

25.04.2019