a dire warning from the inventor of the Oy bike scheme which ran for a few years from Hammersmith and covered Shepherd's Bush too. Running on pretty much the same principle as Boris' new plan - hire as you use - you can still see one or two Oy bikes chained to the bike rank outside the Bush tube!
Bernie Hanning warns that Boris' scheme doesn't have enough bikes and that those he does have might break down. Both are likely to spoil the Mayor's plan for obvious reasons!
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