Design Example: Thomas Heatherwick, New bus for London

The London bus is an iconic feature of England's capital and for the first time in 50 years TFL have commissioned a new development and Heatherwick has taken it on board. This bus reinstates one of the 1950's route-master's features, the "hop on, hop off" service. I think this brings a playful and nostalgic element and makes jumping onto a bus much more enjoyable. The bus is lighter, more spacious and importantly 15 per cent more fuel efficient than existing hybrid buses and 40 per cent more efficient than conventional diesel double-deckers. I cant wait to use one.

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