Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Val Shawcross, Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee points out that nearly 40% of cars fail the midyear tests that Boris Johnson wants to scrap and asks whether he might be gambling with Londoners' safety for the sake of political advantage?

Of course he is, Val.

London4Bikes notes that taxis carry just 2.9% of commuters on the roads in the morning peak and just 0.6% of all commuters in central London. Yet taxis are allowed to take up a huge and disproportionate amount of the road space, including being given access to the bus lanes. Why is this?

Good question.

In this short film a reckless taxi driver in Cambridge drives head on at a cyclist who is lawfully using a contraflow system. An ignorant second taxi driver tells the cyclist off for riding the wrong way down a one-way street.