Category Archives: Boris Johnson

Confirmed: TfL’s own figures show Cycle Hire Scheme is a poor investment

The Cycle Hire Scheme is still struggling. Casual use could be months away and TfL with their contractors, Serco, have been unable to solve operational issues that should have been fixed within a few weeks of launch. The business case, … Continue reading

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The Economics of Cycle Hire

Boris is about to launch his signature (and very expensive) cycle hire scheme. To assess what benefits this might produce I have asked TfL for some help with additional information. They seem to be taking longer than would normally be … Continue reading

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The Hidden Danger in Ending PPP on the Tube

The acquisition of Tube Lines by Transport for London effectively ended the PPP experiment on the Tube. There are potentially many advantages to the end of the deal, but has it left the Tube more exposed now to cutbacks on … Continue reading

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Bus Lane Trial Should End Now

Boris’ scheme to put motorbikes into bus lanes was always ill-conceived. Today’s data from the first trial period shows its downright dangerous for many road users. He should swallow his pride and scrap the extension of the trial now before … Continue reading

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How Not to Encourage Cycling

A house move and lack of internet connection are not conducive to blogging. So, its rather late but I thought I’d write a quick blog about Boris’s cycle hire scheme. Dave Hill had the details earlier in August. It is … Continue reading

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Boris Wants You To Look The Other Way

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee published its report into the disruption caused to London’s transport system by the heavy snowfalls in February this year. Predictably its been fairly critical of Boris’s role in managing the impact of the … Continue reading

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Cycle-highways – just more paint on the road?

As you might have seen Boris Johnson, our cycling mayor, had a near-miss over the weekend. Along with Kulveer Ranger (his Transport Director), Peter Hendy (TfL Commissioner) and Lord Adonis (Transport Minister) he was on a scouting mission around London … Continue reading

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