Blogroll: Dave Hill

July 15, 2009

One of the handful of sites I visit every day. As it says on his Guardian profile:

Dave Hill is a novelist, blogger, occasional broadcaster and long-standing writer for the Guardian.

Dave keeps his ear to the ground and provides fair comment on a range of issues – particularly, of course, the day to day tribulations of mayor Boris Johnson and his diminishing team. But the blog is not just a political getto – it includes insights and comments on London life from a very warm and human perspective. I suspect the subject of chicken feed will feature a lot this week!


Boris Johnson’s Near Miss – HGV Safety!

May 25, 2009

On Friday morning I crossed the road at traffic lights in front of Boris on his bike. He must have been late for something because he was cursing the traffic lights – although I suppose I should be grateful he bothered to stop!

Anyway, within two hour poor Boris was nearly flattened by a lorry. Boris used this to say some things about cycling safety – but the real message is about lorry safety. It was an appalling lapse for the lorry driver not to have properly secured his doors. In any case, he was clearly driving quite fast behind the cyclists. 

Perhaps Boris should make the wider public aware of TfL’s FORS scheme which aims to introduce higher standards for London’s road hauliers.

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