Jon Snow writes: “Being budget day, I had to scoot out there [to a friend’s funeral] on a motorbike taxi – a remarkable invention that ought by now to have caught on. It’s allowed in bus lanes and means, for example, that a 35-minute taxi journey from my office to the Kensal Green crematorium was executed in 16 minutes.I would never want to be at the front end of the thing, but I love being a passenger.”
The survival of the limobike is not guaranteed – The Powers That Be had a go at legislating to rule that taxis must have 4 wheels (I think in an attempt to see off pedicabs) – so it’s good to see high-profile supporters like Snow making themselves known. Also as a well-known cyclist it’s good to note Mr Snow has no objection to bikes in bus lanes!
(PS – I picked this up through twitter, am I a proper geek now?)