Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

Web pages I've been reading (and some web pages I've created)

Last update: 13 August 2022 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

a survey of noise pollution studies - Healthy Cities Commission
the UK's energy crisis and how to reduce costs - CarbonBrief
the many ways in which cars increasingly demand a greater allocation of road space - LTT Magazine [via @Phil_Goodwin99]
Operation Park Safe, Operation Close Pass - West Midlands Police seem streets ahead of Thames Valley Police - TransportXtra
In Defence of Pigeons - Conversation
how Airbnb is damaging local communities in north Wales - Guardian
a feminist history of bicycles - Bustle
is there any way we can get Brown back as prime minister? - Guardian
how Mumbai's urban design drives infectious diseases - Bloomberg
Google has its own in-house desktop Linux distribution - Computerworld [via @phaseit]
a nice backgrounder on Donald Knuth and his love for algorithms and stories - Quanta
tyre dust is killing fish - Guardian
England's heritage-listed bicycle sheds - Heritage Calling
the shortlist for the inaugural Ursula K. Le Guin prize - Electric Literature
finally, a convincing explanation of why plants are green - Quanta
the UK needs to fix water leaks, restrict hose pipe use, and mandate metering, or face water supplies failing - Guardian
more on how Pontevedra went nearly car-free - Politico
the Russian economy is crippled and reeling - SSRN
the Gym of Life: why walkable and cycleable cities are healthier - YouTube
Auckland delays removal of on-street parking on main roads - NZ Herald
Kenya: the challenges of a Vision Zero approach to traffic deaths and injuries - Elephant
how can Oxford's Longwall-High junction be improved? - Oxford Blog
we need drastic action to tackle the climate emergency, not incrementalism - Monbiot
"environmentalists have been telling people we face an unprecedented, existential crisis, while simultaneously asking them to recycle their bottle tops and change their drinking straws"
niche cargo shipping by sailing boat - Guardian
Princess Mononoke and its English-language version - BBC
ping-pong tables help take Milan's streets back from cars - Forbes
how Google Maps destroyed the neighbourhood - City Monitor
the problems with the British "Research Excellence Framework" - Nature
English road injuries: "motorcycles pose a substantially higher per-km risk to others than cars" - BMJ
a short introduction to Halldor Laxness, Iceland's most famous novelist - New Yorker
a five book introduction to political philosophy - Five Books
finding the King of Kowloon: eccentric Hong Kong street calligraphy - ABC
Kidlington roundabout plans are inconsistent with Oxfordshire's car-reduction targets, active travel goals, and Vision Zero commitment - Oxford Blog
taking a Vision Zero approach to road danger seriously - City of London
at least in Germany, e-bikes are leading the way on transport electrification - Cycling Industry News
why big road projects are never subject to proper appraisal - LTT Magazine
background on the new "moving traffic offences" powers local authorities outside London are getting - Commons Library
there are too many cars in central Amsterdam - Oxford Blog
Yes, I went to Amsterdam and took photos of crossings and counted cars at one of the Grachtengordel junctions!
is kilometre-scale climate modelling possible and how useful would it be? - Real Climate
"The sensitivity variations in the existing CMIP6 ensemble are both broader than the observational constraints and are mostly due to variations in cloud micro-physics which would still need to parameterized in k-scale models."
once people experience car-free cities, they love them - Wired
"No one I spoke to for this piece could name a recent sizable pedestrianization or traffic-reduction scheme that had been reversed once it had been given time to have an effect."

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Danny Yee