Boris it seems, is quite proud of his motorbikes in bus lanes trail. So proud in fact that he congratulated himself for it long before before it even came in.
Are more equal than other consulatations:
Further signs of his pleasure came today as reported by Dave Hill:
I hadn't realised until I'd browsed a few more sites quite how, well, quasi-corporate the launch of the mayor's bikers-in-bus-lanes pilot had been. I've no problem with Honda UK organising a celebratory convergence on Wembley's Ace Cafe, but was it right for Kulveer Ranger to not only take part in the event but, apparently, "lead the ride" with Honda UK's general manager? How confident can we be that the conduct and assessment of the trial will be objective when the mayor's transport director seems to have made so crystal clear what outcome he'd prefer?
But then it kind of assumes that Boris gives a stuff about the result of the trial anyway. I mean can you really see it going now it's here?
I mean what kind of mass chaos or disaster would need to ensue for Boris to scrap this policy after 18 months? Can you see it happening?
Still, there's a survey up if you want to add your voice to those of Kulveer and his convoy, but really what is the point?
Because all Londoners may be equal, but some consultations: