Friday 12 December 2008

Gibberish and reality

(1) Gibberish

The Bikeoff research initiative has delivered, in collaboration with TfL’s CCE, and the street management and transport teams of several of London’s Boroughs, tools and resources to facilitate multi-stakeholder communication, collaboration and evaluation in relation to delivery of cycle theft reduction and cycling infrastructure provision.

(2) Reality

It's always struck me as rather perverse that it's so very easy to get your hands on a stolen bike in London. Just about everyone knows that if you take a trip down to the end of Brick Lane in Shoreditch, east London, on a Sunday morning, you'll find dozens of kids peddling (not pedalling) expensive and often shiny new bicycles for knock-down prices. Yet even though this is common knowledge, the police never seem to do anything about it.