".....Residents welcomed any improvement on the current system, which is so bad that some businessmen keep a fold-up bike in the boot of their chauffeur-driven cars so they can escape bad snarl-ups....." (I did not want you here to miss that little gem of an information nugget)!

From my other thread at Living Car Free forum at:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?659989-Help-Us!-Bring-Back-The-Bicycle!&p=11067404#post11067404