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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Pedibus


There are some forms of transport in London you can try which are out of the ordinary and I am hoping to highlight a few of these over the next few weeks.

They are of course nothing to do with Transport for London!

So how about the Pedibus, which carries 12 passengers - eight of them sat sideways and each with pedals and a chain connected to the drive mechanism, and four in a 'VIP area'. It is a bit like at at a dinner table but without the table. Available for hire for groups on pre-organised trips or following a prescribed route you can make a bit of a statement as you travel around. (Advertising is also allowed!). It looks like great fun.

Of course being entirely human-powered there are no harmful emissions so is environmentally friendly.

More information is available at http://www.pedibus.co.uk. I should stress I know nothing about the organisation and haven't experienced the trip - anyone who has please share it here!

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2 comments:

  1. Glad to see that you have noticed that human-powered transport has no emissions, and so is environmentally friendly.

    Why, then, are you doing everything you can to make Blackfriars a dangerous place for human-powered transport, and - making it as easy and attractive as possible (at great cost to cyclist safety) for people to use congesting, environmentally unfriendly motor vehicles on the bridge and junction? It's madness, Leon.

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  2. Perhaps, in fact, rather than a pedibus, you should hire yourself a Boris Bike. Cycle from Victoria down towards Vauxhall Bridge, then around the Vauxhall Gyratory, and back to Victoria. This will let you experience the kind of environment for human-powered transport you're creating at Blackfriars. You might also understand why the plans for the new superhighway down Vauxhall Bridge Road and across the Gyratory are unacceptably dangerous.

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