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Bountiful Boris

Mayor of London - Boris Johnson
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Chatter aplenty today about the Bounty of Boris: the Superhighway and the cycle hire scheme. Boris’s great contributions to the city in his first term as The Mayor Of London (why all those caps?). Both schemes have their detractors and they are certainly not without their shortcomings. However, we must recognise that these are special times for cyclists in the capital.

Thanks to Boris cycling jostles with heavyweight issues at the top of the political agenda. It gets a disproportionate amount of media coverage and it’s cool factor continues to grow. Admittedly the last point is not BoJo’s doing but his endorsement has been vital in bringing the bike back to the masses as a form of public transport. 

However, it is vital that in times of boom (don’t we know this?!) that we make hay. And it is accordingly vital that the schemes being rolled out are valuable, sustainable and make an enduring difference. We’re certainly looking forward to rolling out on some blue tar-mac and test driving the new Boris Bikes and will hold fire on any judgments until we have done so.

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