About the author
Geek and nerd Joe D has in the past studied genetics, molecular and cell biology, worked in cancer research, and made contemptuous amounts of money from incompetently composed photographs. The views expressed on this weblog are not his own; rather, he stole them from you through mind invasion.
e: joe at dunckley dot me dot uk
My other blog is a…
Photoblog! Check out cotch dot net for photos and stuff about photos.
Science blog! A blog about cancer cell and molecular biology, coming soon...
Cycling and transport policy blog! At War With The Motorist looks at how car-centric planning has ruined Britain's streets and given us bad public transport and cycling infrastructure.
Skepticism blog! I contribute to the group blog Lay Science on the nature of science, skepticism, and bad arguments.
Science publishing blog! It's called Journalology and it's a group blog about publishers, journals, papers and data.
Fiction blog! Where I make stuff up, coming soon...
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Tag Archives: mayor of london
We don’t have to accommodate private motor vehicles in places like central London. The world wouldn’t implode if we did not; the economy wouldn’t collapse. We don’t have to accommodate any specific number of private motor vehicles in central London. … Continue reading
This evening, Tom from BorisWatch will review London’s transport policies over the years since the city got its elected leadership back in 2000. It’s at The Yorkshire Grey on Theobalds Road / Grays Inn Road (doors open 6pm, talk sometime … Continue reading
It was Transport Question Time at City Hall this week: the 25 London Assembly members’ monthly-ish check up on the chair and the commissioner of Transport for London — Boris Johnson and Peter Hendy respectively. If you’re as big a … Continue reading
Epidemiologists at a London medical research institute have looked at the police records of fatal accidents involving cyclists on London’s roads between the late nineties and mid noughties, and notes some interesting trends in where they occur and who is … Continue reading
Over at At War With The Motorist, I take a skeptical look at the Mayor’s latest brilliant idea for solving London’s car problem: charging utilities companies by the hour for road words. You can read it here.
So I mentioned that Carlton Reid and I both like the idea of mass bicycle use, and that we agree that high volumes of fast moving motor vehicles are a barrier to it. But while I have drawn the conclusion … Continue reading
On the London Cyclist thread “is there anything super about the Cycle Superhighways?,” we hear Chinese whispers on the reason why TfL decided against making real superhighways and instead came up with the overpriced and failed PR exercise that are … Continue reading
TfL’s consultation on proposed changes to the Congestion Charge ends today. This is your final chance to send in your comments. Briefly, the notable proposed changes are these: Abolish the Western Extension Zone (WEZ) — the section in Kensington and … Continue reading
London’s authorities are to be fined £300 million for failing to prevent the serious air pollution that we’re experiencing. More importantly, an estimated 4-5,000 people will die prematurely this year because of the city’s polluted air. But nobody seems quite … Continue reading