Hungarian Transport Minister’s New Two-Wheel Policy

Hungarian Minister's Bicycle Commute

In an unexpected twist of fiscal frugality, Hungary’s Minister of Transport has revealed that he’s been pedaling to parliament due to a budgetary blunder that left no room for his official car expenses. “It’s all about setting an eco-friendly example,” he panted, arriving slightly sweaty for a press conference.

The minister’s new mode of transport has sparked a nationwide trend, with government officials seen locking up their bicycles outside ministry buildings. “It’s great for the environment and even better for our waistlines,” chuckled one undersecretary, while unsuccessfully trying to secure his briefcase to the bike rack.

The public’s response has been mixed, with some applauding the move towards sustainability, while others question the practicality of cycling in a suit. “I’m just waiting for the day he shows up in spandex,” joked a local barista, as she handed the minister his morning espresso shot for that extra push up the hill.

As for the minister’s security detail? They’ve reportedly traded in their black sedans for matching mountain bikes, complete with flashing lights and sirens. “Who needs a motorcade when you have a peloton?” the minister quipped, as he donned his helmet for the ride home.