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Fantastic for the bike trade, that is. Loads of people will be digging out their old bikes today, and patching up defects via their local neighbourhood bike shop.
Tube strikes aren’t so good for existing bike commuters because, overnight, the streets are awash with wobbly newcomers. But for organisations like the London Cycling Campaign, a 48-hour tube strike will have more of a lasting impact than any number of Bike Weeks.
Kudos to Koy Thomson and his LCC team: they’ve been fast and clever to produce a timely, useful Bike the Strike website. And, of course, I loved producing a Bike to Work special for LCC’s Biketube.org.uk. It’s a 52-page flickable PDF on Issuu.com and is already getting loads of views, adding to the nearly 100,000 views on the main sampler on Issuu.com.
I’m now thinking of taking the train down to London to witness tomorrow morning’s ‘rush hour’.