The double-decker is back. Scrapped by Ken Livingston in 2005 – he also ordered articulated ( locals call it a “bendy” ) buses in 2002 but it seems no Londoner likes them.
above: co-winner foster/ aston martin design
above: co-winner capoco design ( the bulgemaster )
above: héctor serrano, miñarro garcía andjavier esteban’s otherwise sensible runner-up has Union Jack hubcaps
Boris Johnson’s competition to design an heir to the Routemaster, the double-decker, has yielded two winners, and an eccentric convoy of runners-up. Our favorite is the Foster design but the article implies that the Capoco may have been selected by the bureaucrats before the competition.