I've just used boris bikes for the first time.
Contrary to what I'd expected it was a wholly good experience, the drivers were a hell of a lot more considerate than in my native Manchester, especially the taxi drivers. Hardly any drivers were using their mobiles amd only one vehicle in an ASL.
In Manchester it's the norm to use the Asl as a start line for the race to the next.
Just thought that since cycling in London gets such a bad name from what I can see it's a thousand times better than Manchester.