Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 21 January 2022 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

the UK's low density housing and poor public transport drive low productivity and regional inequality - Centre for Cities
"67 per cent of people in big European cities can reach their city centre by public transport within 30 minutes, compared to only 40 per cent of the people in Britain's"
go Dutch: make driving indirect and inconvenient; design for the speed and behaviour you want; plan for a network; don't give up at intersections; connect cycling and public transport - Momentum
Oxfordshire should commit to colouring cycle lanes and tracks - Oxford Blog
a history of London's public toilets - BBC
Transport for London makes more main roads 20mph - TransportXtra
university students no longer understand hierarchical file systems - Verge
a board game about the Council of Nicaea - Hollandspiele
should cycling have priority on Dutch roundabouts? - Bicycle Dutch
"enclosure theory" - a myth of urban design - Chris Haile
no germination for Seeds of Peace in Israel and Palestine, twenty-five years on - Guardian
the UK is a kleptocratic chumocracy - Pluralistic - Chatham House
now try Absurdle - Things of Interest
Zurich has had an inventory of all parking in the city since 1908! - Bloomberg
the UK is really lagging in cargo bike uptake - ETA
mapping direct train trips across Europe - Bahn Guru
"taking account of socio-economic factors, Australia's three school sectors show no meaningful difference in the rate of student learning progress in NAPLAN reading and numeracy" - SMH
an argument for why road pricing will never work in Britain - Traffic Flows
I'm not convinced that the impossibility of optimality rules out efficacy. I'm also not convinced that the "smaller-scale solutions" advocated can solve congestion, or indeed any of the other problems of over-use of cars: we will need LTNs and area-wide circulation schemes and parking constriction.
location explains 25% of carbon emissions across US households - Energy at Haas
reclaiming Paris from cars - Slate
Dutch "doubt line" shows how to address vaccine hesitancy - Guardian
how "Cycling Mikey" uses volunteer video to enforce road laws - Guardian
standing up to China: go Lithuania! - Guardian
from family comedy to the politics of partition - Tomb of Sand [my review]
cycle freight is transforming European cities - Carlton Reid
the struggle to get aerosol transmission of Covid accepted - Wired
remembering Jane Jacobs - YouTube [5 minute video] - Bloomberg [quotes]
background on Colorado's urban firestorm - Intelligencer
bring back the royal commission on pollution! - Guardian
designing streets for lower speeds - Ranty Highwayman [via @RantyHighwayman]
equitable street space allocation requires parking reform - ITDP
Desmond Tutu wanted liberation for Palestinians and Israelis - Guardian
confidential 1988 Shell report: "Large low-lying areas could be inundated (e.g. Bangladesh) and might have to be abandoned" - ClimateFiles [PDF] - @SciSpeakUp
huge uncertainties in Antarctic ice dynamics - Rolling Stone
"the more scientists learn about Thwaites, the more divergent the latest climate models have become about its future"
a million European schoolchildren a year used to come to the UK for educational trips - Guardian
Brexit: crippling a British cheesemaker - Guardian
cities ditch parking in favour of people - Momentum
why and how to make the UK's cities car-free - Foundation for Integrated Transport
discoveries in bead colouring: Graham's Conjecture about van der Waerden numbers disproved! - Quanta - arXiv
a less successful story: Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine - STAT
Australia's bogong moth population suffers a catastrophic 99.5% crash - Guardian

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