12 Dec '11, 10am

London's Mayor Kicks Bendy Buses, Seating 120, Off the Road

London's Mayor Kicks Bendy Buses, Seating 120, Off the Road

-sarchi via Flickr CC /CC BY 1.0 When the new Mayor of London was elected four years ago, one of his major campaign pledges was to remove the hated bendy (articulated) buses, calling them “writhing whales of the road”. The 400 buses were introduced in 2002 and as of last Friday, they are gone. A good public transport system is key to getting cars off the road and people into buses and subways. So should we be lamenting the loss of the bendy buses or cheering their demise? There advantages and disadvantages to the buses. On the plus side They are faster to board, having three sets of wide doorways. Time at each stop is reduced because of the easy access. They are more accessible for special needs and wheelchairs. They carry more people and are cheaper to build. The bendy buses hold 120 people however there are fewer seats and more people have to stand. Double deckers hold a...

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