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Bugs in Our Pockets: The Risks of Client-Side Scanning - arXiv
the author list on this is quite something!
low traffic neighbourhoods help solve the tragedy of the commons - Create Streets
"When a person decides to walk along a street, they impose a tiny cost on society: that small space taken up by them as they walk around. When a person decides to drive, they require an enormously greater space along the road, a space that no one else can safely move into."
avoid and shift, not just improve - Demand-side solutions to global heating mitigation - Nature
"Shift measures are most relevant for transport—in particular a modal shift to walking, cycling and shared pooled mobility; and for food—in particular a shift to flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan diets."
"Avoid options... Cities play an additional role, as more compact designs and higher accessibility reduce demand for distanced travel and car mobility and also translate into lower average floor size and corresponding heating, cooling and lighting demand."
"Demand-side mitigation strategies have positive impacts on human well-being... Positive links between mitigation measures and well-being are 19 fold greater than negative links."
if e-scooters are legalised in the UK, it will be with speed limits - Zag Daily
most European countries seem to have 20km/hr (12mph) limits
side road zebra crossings - Transport for Greater Manchester
side road junction layouts are important for pedestrian priority - TransportXtra
Dutch hospitals heading for "Code Black" triaging - News From the Cycle Path - NL Times
tomorrow is International Walrus Day - The Wheels on the Walrus go Round and Round
but by long-standing convention, I'm not allowed to use the word "walrus" on Wednesdays...
an Auckland perspective on Ghent's circulation plan - Greater Auckland
Australia's foreign policy: an Aukus mess - Guardian
the looming destruction of Sydney University's Faculty of Arts - Overland
"252 of 478 undergraduate courses risk being cut, and 251 of 432 postgraduate courses"
why driving in the Netherlands works so well - YouTube
(too well, actually - they need to restrict it more in order to decarbonise)
give the vote to six year olds?! - Guardian
why Transport for London is struggling to replace car parks with housing - Architects' Journal
adventures in graph 3-colorability - Discrete Mathematics
a novel of Kyrgyz tradition and contemporary tensions - Manaschi [my review]
how Paris uses bollards - Medium
making Madame Bovary's wedding cake - TORCH - Paris Review
"per my doctor's orders, I ask the United States Congress to pass a comprehensive paid family leave program" - NYT
why UK tourism is doing so badly - CNN
New York's 1987 bicycle uprising: a real "Pushcart War" - StreetsBlog - Pushcart War
"Not only had Mayor Koch lost the battle of public opinion to the bicyclists — over 600 letters defending them poured into City Hall — but bicycling in New York City had acquired a human face, one that was exuberant, passionate and justice-seeking."
a big paper arguing for Transeurasian/Altaic with a link to millet farming - Nature - @blog_supplement
the existential threat to the Marshall Islands from rising sea levels - Guardian
my quick response to the Woodstock Rd plans - Oxford Blog
man announce he will quit drinking by 2050 - Shovel
the common cold in a covid world - Conversation
"Reclaim the kerb: The future of parking and kerbside management" - Centre for London
"Parking spaces have a market value up to 10 times higher than the annual cost of a resident's permit."
the cost benefit analysis for the Stonehenge tunnel doesn't add up - Transport Extra
maintainance problems for London's bridges - Standard
a Dutch railway station rebuild - Bicycle Dutch
in the UK, this would cost 50% more, take 50% longer, and be horrible for people walking or cycling
huge potential for e-bikes in the UK - Urban Transport Group
100 million car trips a year could be shifted
archaeology and mouse genetics both suggest the Vikings reached the Azores and Madeira - Guardian
progress with the attacking queens problem - Quanta
an update on the Tether ponzi scheme - Bloomberg
"people had sent $69 billion in real U.S. dollars to a company that seemed to be practically quilted out of red flags"

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