The London Bus: Heatherwick, Maps, and Apps
The new London Boris bus made it’s public debut on route 38 this morning in an eventful and not entirely wrinkle-free outing. It was stalked through the streets by a venerable old routemaster carrying protesters against the recent fare increases which continue London’s fine tradition of being one of the most expensive capital cities for public transport.
The bus itself looks spiffing; Thomas Heatherwick has done a terrific job of balancing the conflicting requirements and yet produced an iconic vehicle which seems to have met near-complete approval. Did notice a lot of condensation, though, possibly from hyperventilating LT staff.
I will write more about the bus, Heatherwicks’s recent lecture, and bus stuff in general, when I get back…