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    Sorry for missing that when you first posted it, fascinating docos about new London Undergound. Thanks!...
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    If I'm going to have my head whacked on something, I'll take the helmet please The counterpont is that I'd rather not have my head whacked at all. Forcing everyone to wear helmets roughly halves the number of cyclists which...
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    wondering if/when the various marriage sites/businesses might offer their services for selecting the best pol for you/your cause. That seems more reasonable that letting the existing government decide who should be permitted to oppose them. Since we (loosely speaking) already...
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    Yep. Even in Australia, interestingly enough. And that ties nicely back to OGH's earlier point about the ancient streets of Edinburgh :) But sadly that book is crippled in various ways - you either get ads instead of illustrations, or...
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    Like I said, that's a political decision. The government don't *have* to put motorists in the same place as cyclists with a legal presumption of equality but they choose to do so. I'm not arguing about the physics, merely pointing...
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    there's a reason people who work in hospitals call them "donor cycles" I've never heard that of cyclists, only motorcyclists. And I wonder whether that's true of Denmark or The Netherlands, where the state supports cycling better... I doubt it....
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    Growing number of aging drivers whose vision and reaction time are on the decline. ... but whose mental model of their driving ability lags by years to decades. As distinct from the young, whose model of their driving ability is...
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    Fiat Bambina? It was the ... model 500 ... No, the Share'ngo are even smaller, I know it was a weird, unique name only used in NZ, but I like to point it out to Italians because many of them...
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    Sorry for my grumpiness here, I've been dragged into a helmet wars discussion on another forum and it is making me very short with people whose gut drives their acceptance of evidence, and I suspect also with anyone who even...
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    I usually don't have trouble seeing two wheeled vehicles from a car How do you know? Failure of your passenger to point out the ones you missed may simply be failure on their part to see them, or an assumption...
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    I specifically gave low cars as an example of other vehicles that have the same problem. Asking me to show that I was wrong seems barse-ackwards to me. I suspect I have completely misunderstood your point, and you're talking about...
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    I'm also not convinced that bicycles are as easy to see as cars, for the reasons I mentioned comparing velomobiles to recumbent trikes. Big blocks of solid colour are easier to see than much smaller blocks of mixes colours. Contrasting...
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    I draw your attention to the second sentence I wrote. Low vehicles are not literally invisible, but they've "not visible" because the operator of the other vehicle has their view blocked by their own vehicle. Another example is the "left...
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    The visibility myth is petrolhead polemic Nah, inattentional blindness is a very real thing. I've been told by one vintage sportscar enthusiast that driving a low convertible on the motorway is dangerous because people literally overlook it and change lanes...
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    I'd be dubious about a 45kph limit being adequate I can't help feeling that it was deliberately set just enough below the normal urban speed limit to be annoying. I suspect to discourage people from using them on those roads....
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    Those look great! That's pretty much exactly what I was talking about, even. Looks like a car, makes the original Fiat Bambina look portly, probably performs as though the Bambina is portly :)...
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    Those all seem to be priced like cars and designed to compete with the "convertible sportscar" market though. None are under 100kg, let alone at the sort of size and weight that you'd be able to convince authorities of any...
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    Interestingly push scooters have a definite niche in Sydney with people who do mixed mode commutes and have annoying walking distances. The science says about 500m walking is tops, but if you have to cover 500-1000m it's annoying to wait...
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    The advantage of the Rotovelo, BTW, was robustness. You could lift it up and sit it on the back end to park it, so it needed 90cm x 100cm-ish to park in (2.5m high) and they interlock. But mostly rotomolding...
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    Sinclair Iris is a tadpole layout (2F1R), not delta Sorry, that was not at all clear from the really crappy images on their website, and the very visible rear wheel makes it look like a delta. But yes, on much...
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    Holy sheet. They reckon that thing will be stable at 30mph? Look, I'm involved with their competitor, but still, there's a long and rich history of similar things dying from embarrassment when they don't work. This search will give you...
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    some sort of re-imagined Sinclair Electric Car? At some time in the near future with the main Shell of the Thing being £D printer extruded plus an added power and steering unit plus battery from someplace else? I suggest looking...
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    I'd rather they ended up better with their own sovereignty, not worse. You might find this series of pieces on Australian treaty progress interesting: http://clubtroppo.com.au/2017/03/16/what-might-a-treaty-look-like In that sense Samoa and Fiji serve as cautionary tales, but the Cook Islands and...
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    Given the way their ancestral chiefs acted ... wouldn't be terribly happy under chiefly rule or whatever came after it I will refrain from pointing at the smoldering dung-fire in Washington and asking whether that's the example of joyfully...
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    a really interesting discussion, have a talk with a native Hawaiian about how they feel about US occupation. I met some Hawai'ian nationalists at a protest in Queensland once. They'd come over in solidarity with locals who objected to both...
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    trying to redesign a pre-industrial city to deal with industrial transport, or trying to redesign a car-culture city to function without cars. I'm going to say the pre-industrial city now surrounded by former industrial development. With sprawl you can redevelop...
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    AFAIK enforcement is minimal to non-existant. It tends to happen afterwards. Crash one of those into something and I suspect the legal system will land with a bang, especially if the operator hurts someone else. Sadly said operators are not...
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    The Queen would become "a commoner with a castle." I'm not a lawyer, but that doesn't seem to preclude the US government from recognising titles from elsewhere (if nothing else, I assume it saves the embarrassment of the US ambassador...
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    to get rid of the Royals and Nobility, you could become a U.S. state Aren't royalty fairly popular in the USA? I thought some of them were quite into buying titles, or marrying reject royalty. So surely there's a market...
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    In Scotland you might even prefer to go microcar/velomobile rather than bike or Segway. With an enclosed body and 500W or so of power assist, going up hills is no problem and with a 30kph or 50kph speed limit for...
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