As London was basking in the first weeks of the Wiggins era, following…
- …Friday’s star turn in the opening ceremony
- …Saturday’s demonstration of loyalty and fallibility – like a circus performer falling off the tightrope on purpose to remind the audience that she only makes it look easy
- …on Wednesday the very evening of Wiggin’s coronation at Hampton Court – over at Olympopolis on the Lower Lea, a man driving a bus ran over, and slaughtered a man riding a bike.
Suburban land-use encourages and enables motor-dependance. It also encourages careless and reckless driving. Reports state that the bus – an ‘Olympic bus’ – was ferrying journalists between venues. I expect the passengers were delayed and distracted by their involvement in this terrible systems failure? Maybe it would have been more practical, more reliable to encourage and enable them to travel by bike?