Why a Boris Bike can be an existential hell: London’s cycle-hire scheme

 I wonder how much this impacts the growth of what is basically a very good idea? Is any publicity better than none? From Gulliver on The Economist 

LAST July, this Gulliver wrote, with great anticipation, about the arrival of London’s cycle-hire scheme. It is with some sadness then that, nine months on, I report that my relationship with the Boris Bike has broken down. Perhaps irreparably.

In common with another Gulliver, it’s not that I didn’t try to make it work. Its heart is in the right place. It’s just that its faults have finally tired me out.  Continue reading