In 1818, London invented the bicycle and yesterday, Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled a $1 billion plan to transform the way cyclists move around his city.(2)
Skepticism seems, by and large, to have given way to optimism about Britain's self-image and future. One erstwhile Olympics crank writes in The Independent: "A nation that had elevated failure into a conviction is actually rather good."(1)
Steve Kornacki: In Poland ... I dunno, he has a penchant for making awkward small talk and cracking weird jokes when he's forced into informal conversations. Maybe they're just telling him to avoid trying to make any good-natured Polish jokes.
The current M.T.A. chief, Joe Lhota, and a former M.T.A. chief, Elliot Sander, today discussed the political toxicity of congestion pricing.