No no that awful end of the month cycle ride* from the Southbank that aggravates taxi drivers and has people lifting their bikes over their heads and doing wooooooo haaaaa’s outloud. I mean the increase in cyclists on London’s roads. It’s brilliant, utterly brilliant. All kinds of them from all the various tribes riding along Kennington Road, up over Waterloo Bridge and then dispersing in Covent Garden. There’s a real energy to it. It seems like we’re able to have entire bus lanes to ourselves and even the large ASL at Waterloo Bridge / Strand isn’t enough to get everyone in at rush hour.
It was also odd to see large parts of my commute this morning at complete gridlock. Mainly Waterloo and Waterloo Bridge which brings a kind of smug satisfaction that you aren’t sat in it but also the worry that people are getting agitated and then going to do something irrational once they do get free of the jam.
I think I’ll be recording the commute with a timelapse tomorrow morning to show how many cyclists there are and also how bad the traffic is, especially considering that the games lanes go on tomorrow.
Here’s my last timelapse effort.
*Confession – I used to go, but thought better of it as I grew older. It seemed to create confrontation when there was no need for it. Nice idea but let down by the idiots who turn up.