The Good and Bad of London's "Boris Bikes"

According to Joe Peach of <em>This Big City</em>, London public transit finally got something right with its cycle hire scheme, now known as "Boris Bikes."
April 7, 2011, 8am PDT | Victor Negrete
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Boris Bikes are so named after Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

Joe Peach lists pricing, the large number of bikes and docking stations, flexible growth, and integration with the local public transport system as contributing factors to the success of the program.

Allowing a bank to use the bikes and stations for advertising, neglecting to incorporate South London, and not allowing the use of London's Oyster Card (a popular e-ticketing program) for access to the bike hire scheme are some of the shortfalls, according to Peach.

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Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in This Big City
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