It clear to all and sundry that I will quite happily criticise our public transport system, but is the paragon of virtue, known as The Tube, in London so good? Maybe the Subway in New York City is better. We mostly travelled off peak in London when we were there, so it was ok, although pauses between stations seemed long???
We travelled twice on the Tube in peak travel times and we had to wait no more than five minutes both times! When the Tube train arrived, it was busy, with people standing but not crowded.
Oh that this is how Melbourne's public transport worked.
It would seem that Boris Johnson, the Lord Mayor of London, can control public transport. He has outlawed bendy buses, that is articulated buses in the City of London. Probably not a bad call, but from my observations, amazingly, they worked ok and coped with the small road widths.
Your Boris has allowed motor bikes into public transport lanes, previously the preserve of buses, taxis and bicycles.
Your Boris is a kind of typical Tory eccentric and rides a bicycle. Given the complaints about motor cycles in bike/public transport lanes, I am not sure why he allowed this.
But your Boris is not anything but marvellous at sorting out London's traffic problems. He will speed up London traffic by reducing pedestrian walk time. Ahh, did I notice much favour towards pedestrians to cross roads in London ??? Nope. Never mind.
Boris will reduce the walk time for pedestrians, and thereby reduce the the delay to motorists. Pedestrians will just have to walk faster to cross the road and this will be good for their health. Maybe there will be crossing supervisors armed with cattle prods to encourage pedestrians to move smartly.
I reckon we might just have a job for Boris here in Melbourne.