Friday, 27 March 2009

London

Contributor "TG" posts in a couple of pics from London, showing what innovation they have for bicycles under Boris Johnson.

First, an area where you can train for Europe cycling on the other side of the road, where a short stretch of lane switches from one side to the other. It is a pity that the photographer did not stop and video this junction in use during the rush hour, as it cold be, well, entertaining.

Elsewhere, we can see how vendor-sponsored junctions give product placement opportunites to London companies.

This reduces costs and enables more bike lanes to be rolled out.

2 comments:

tag said...

I guess it has more to do with Ken Livingstone than Boris Johnson, but cycling around London really isn't too bad. The lanes are generally well signed, well thought out, and well away from heavy traffic -- though I'll admit to being baffled by that switch junction!

The biggest downside is that you spend a serious amount of time waiting for lights to change. If you need to get across town quickly, you'll need to dice with taxis, buses etc. on the main routes.

Luke Rowe said...

I would like to have a go.. looks fun I reckon.