Friday 9 August 2002 1.27pm
So we have the bendy bus in London, and it's coming in for some stick on a thread about congestion, so I thought it needed a thread of its own.
They (whoever they may be) say that double deckers are too slow for boarding and disembarking, and that with their 3 doors you can use, a bendy bus is more efficient.
They only take up the space of 2 buses, have the same capacity as 1 bus, but can get people on 3 times as quickly. (Those nifty ticket machines at bus stops are a good idea.)
They also look continental and have that whiff of mystery and promise, but do we like them?