I just couldn't sit by and watch the slow and painful death of the iconic black cab industry; I had to take action. After all, this is an industry that not only supports me and my family but also the families of 25,000 black cabbies in London, and related businesses such as garages and vehicle manufacturers.
Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?
So congrats to whoever it was who strung up the mistletoe, and well done TfL for ferrying everyone round more or less successfully for another year. But please, please, as a Christmas present, let the man on the Clapham Omnibus decide what constitutes 'good', and stop telling him what to think. That's if he can squeeze on to it, that is.
We must address the issue of how we travel and investment into walking and cycling is needed to improve road infrastructure and educate us all on the many benefits partaking in active travel really brings. The situation is only due to become a bigger issue as our population increases and the NHS gets put under even more pressure. We need to act now.