I proposed this to lcc agm last year. "That all London Boroughs and both the GLA and TfL map London into villages (Waltham forest model) with clear definitions of the purposes of areas and streets. That all primarily residential areas (the vast majority of London) shall have 8 mph speed limits and access is only… Continue reading A London of villages?
The UN has written “Disasters and other crises often exaggerate existing inequalities. But they also present opportunities to identify gaps in existing policies, to innovate new practices, and initiate greater efforts to correct for the uneven distribution of vulnerabilities” The implementation of these conventions, however, will no doubt be challenged by longstanding patterns of structural… Continue reading Security and equality
After a complex and interesting journey caused by a broken rail near Newark (this caused the train crew on an inbound train to kx to be delayed meaning the service I was transferred to following the cancellation of my train could not leave causing further cascade effects probably made worse by privatisation because there are… Continue reading Once upon a time in Bridlington (Or Art Nouveau trains and cycles)
I have recently had a serious health incident. One of the side effects of my health is that I have been getting around slower and therefore notice things! I must confess that I have professional experience in street scene matters, having worked for Eastbourne as a road sweeper, been a housing manager, including estates manager… Continue reading Siloitis and street scene issues
Many people cannot now afford classic land based properties, including key workers like teachers nurses and police. A major cost of property is land. How might we remove the cost of land? By not using it! I envisage putting together a full suite of options – creating new docks and lakes in appropriate places –… Continue reading Floating homes and floating eco villages
I wrote the following to a Mr Cameron in 2007 🙂 Today's Observer p37 has an article "Why the middle classes are getting on their bikes". May I commend you stealing what the Dutch have done, and using this as a touchstone to see if the Labour Party will steal it from you? John Major… Continue reading Are not Tories and cycling like bread and butter?
I understand the Rubicon to the European Union was crossed at the 1975 referendum. Everything since then - Schengen, the Euro, the principles of the single market and freedom of movement has just been putting the bits of the jigsaw in place. Is it constitutionally possible to leave the Europe Union? Law is an extremely… Continue reading The Rubicon and the European Union
I have had considerable experience of patient transport personally and as a carer, including air ambulance from Geneva. The following is from my comments to the London Health care review2010. “Another area not mentioned in this consultation but critical to its success is patient transport. This is also a bureaucratic nightmare - small health trusts… Continue reading Patient Transport
Maybe most of the thinking about building together a good world has already been done 🙂 TURNING POINT newsletter March 1983 Turning Point is an international network of people whose individual concerns range very widely - environment, sex equality, third world, peace and disarmament, community po1itics, appropriate technology and alternatives in economics, health, education, agriculture,… Continue reading Turning Point Newsletter March 1983
Brilliant post, but are you thinking whole system about this 🙂 The open terminals should be at railway stations! We move stuff because we need it now or it will be needed to do something else. There are various permutations ourselves stuff we wear and carry people and stuff we move with… Continue reading The Armadillos are Coming Pt 2!