Thursday, March 8, 2012

Boris Bikes Ballooning

Area of most of the new Barclays Cycle Hire stations (circled in red)

Londoners woke up this morning to a newly expanded Barclays Cycle Hire.  2300 new bikes in 200 new stations mostly on the east side of the city. These new stations had been scheduled for 2012 since the launch of the system in July 2010, but it was impressive that new bikes were put out and the stations turned on over night.

In other London news, according to the Daily Beast, Queen Elisabeth was diplomatic about her thoughts on the Boris Bikes. At an event with Mayor Boris Johnson, the Queen said, "At least I didn’t have to come down here on one of your bikes, The mayor responded,"Oh gosh, don’t you like my bikes?" Then she said,"Oh yes, I think they’re lovely. In fact I notice the bike racks are often empty!"

Well at least the system is being used enough for the Queen to notice. Good work London!

image: TfL

Russell Meddin


Dave H said...

Note that Kate & William have fed a story that they are using the unique tandem version of the Bixi in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Oh and HM should be fairly on the ball for cycling - she is patron of the UK's National Cyclists' Organisation.

Dave H said...

Just spotted - a reverse correction your anglicising (not -zing) correction has converted EliZabeth to Elisabeth - just a bit too efficient!