AS everyone drools on about what a fantastic achievement Boris Johnson’s Boris Bike bike hire scheme has been, there’s more than a couple of would-be users who are a bit miffed as to why there are no racks in busy places like Camden Town and beyond. Unless you live in the south of the borough, chances are you are out of the catchment area on this one.
If only those potential cyclists had the keys to the ‘bike cage’ in the basement of Camden Town Hall in King’s Cross. This picture which screeched into my inbox this afternoon appears to show four of those elusive BBs stacked up down there. Gathering dust, my mole reckons, a wasted resource which could be out on the streets in constant use.
So what are they doing there? Has Camden Council helped itself to exclusive use of some of the bikes? Or does it have some rich and carefee employees who can afford to keep the meter running at all hours?
Who is paying the bill?