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Commuters won’t be bouncing their way to work any time soon after plans for the world’s longest urban trampoline in London were ‘scrapped’.
Plans to install the giant trampoline ‘Bounceway’ along the capital’s Southbank were met with excitement back in November.
However, the project quickly turned into a ‘political hot potato’, with Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Sir Peter Hendy reportedly blocking the move over budget concerns.
London Mayor Boris Johnson admitted he is “disappointed” he won’t be able to bounce his way to City Hall, but added: “It doesn’t seem to me at first blush to serve any immediate transport purposes.”
London Assembly spokeswoman Val Shawcross questioned the wisdom of spending “hundreds of thousands of pounds in transport funding” on the idea.