mondoman712

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mondoman712 ,

I don't think anyone is arguing for the complete abolishment of cars, they just don't feel the need to caveat everything anti car they say with of course we still need ambulances etc just in case someone doesn't understand that.

mondoman712 ,

I prefer that to the amount of wildly bigoted comments I would see on Reddit.

mondoman712 ,

And at that point it probably doesn't make economical sense to keep producing them.

mondoman712 OP ,

Why stop at one more lane? Just add three or four at once, and then maybe we can get through a whole decade before we need more.

mondoman712 OP ,

Nah bro one more lane will fix it.

mondoman712 ,

Go to wherever you prefer to buy these things and look for one with a higher output wattage, at least 18W for fast charging but you probably won't find much more than that in such a small battery.

mondoman712 ,

I can't personally recommend any of these, but I found some from sharge (they also have other models of a similar size), hoco, and veger.

mondoman712 OP ,
mondoman712 OP ,

Did you even read the article? It isn't about the space the parking takes up, it's the cost of fulfilling parking minimums:

“We had a project in Toronto where for 32 units of seniors’ co-op affordable housing. The old default bylaw said they needed 42 underground parking spaces. So that would have cost that not-for-profit $4 million to create the parking before they created a single unit of affordable housing,” he said.

mondoman712 ,

My theory is that due to a relative lack of content a lot of Lemmy users browse the all feed.

mondoman712 OP ,

Did you read the article?

mondoman712 OP ,

Where do you live?

mondoman712 OP ,

The article is speaking from a British perspective, so that isn't really a problem. I do think that such a limit on density or some other metric. It should be more that every town and village has a public transport connection, rather than every rural farmhouse.

mondoman712 ,

People need to live somewhere, and if they live somewhere like Siena it leaves more space for nature.

mondoman712 ,

You can have walkable areas that aren't all multi unit. This video goes over some existing places that fit.

And if you're someone that wants to live somewhere actually remote, having dense urban areas instead of suburban sprawl will leave more space for rural areas and nature.

mondoman712 ,

Just fyi you can keep practicing as much as you want in Duolingo, just tap the heart in the top right and click practice to earn more hearts.

mondoman712 ,

I want my language learning app to have things like that, to help motivate me to keep coming back every day.

mondoman712 OP ,

Speed cameras don't discriminate on who they stop, and their enforcement doesn't turn violent like it can do for human enforcement.

mondoman712 OP ,

From 1992 to 2016, speed cameras reduced accidents by between 17 to 39 per cent and fatalities by between 58 to 68 per cent within 500 metres of the cameras.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2017/10-October-2017/Speed-cameras-reduce-road-accidents-and-traffic-deaths-according-to-new-study

mondoman712 OP ,

From 1992 to 2016, speed cameras reduced accidents by between 17 to 39 per cent and fatalities by between 58 to 68 per cent within 500 metres of the cameras.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2017/10-October-2017/Speed-cameras-reduce-road-accidents-and-traffic-deaths-according-to-new-study

Fixing the infra would be great but local councils often just don't have the money to.

mondoman712 OP ,

Cameras are enforcement without the discrimination and potential for violence that cops bring.

Traffic calming is great but it's also more expensive. Maybe drivers should just try driving below the speed limit.

mondoman712 OP ,

Road tax doesn't exist in the UK, and if it did it wouldn't be something the local council has any control over. We need to get rids of the tories in the central government and start funding local councils better.

mondoman712 OP ,

I agree the fines should be proportionate, but a police officer doing the enforcement can stop whoever they don't like the look of whether or not they are actually speeding whereas a camera will only target those who are actually, you know, speeding.

mondoman712 OP ,
mondoman712 OP ,

Wishing and hoping for people to be better than they are isn’t a solution. Just because traffic calming is more expensive, that’s not a reason to not do it. It is something that needs to be done if you want to break car dependency.

We should be doing that, but local councils don't have the money after more than a decade of tory austerity. I also believe that driver's should be able to drive below the speed limit even if the road isn't correct for it, because there will always be places like that (around construction, for example), and like you say we can't just wish and hope for them to follow that rule so some enforcement is needed.

mondoman712 OP ,

The cameras in question are on the UK, and cameras change behaviour because they enforce rules, as the study shows.

mondoman712 OP ,

The tolerance is usually 10% + 2 mph in the UK.

mondoman712 OP ,

Better infrastructure would be great, but there will always be places where you will need to drive slower than the designed speed, and drivers should be able to follow that if they're going to be allowed to pilot a large and dangerous vehicle.

mondoman712 OP ,

If not cameras and not police then it's what? Just let people drive as fast as they want?

mondoman712 OP ,

You use twice as mich fuel to accelerate from 0 to 30mph as 0 to 20mph, and if you hit a pedestrian at 30mph there's a 20% chance it will be fatal Vs 2.5% at 20mph.

You are never going to average the speed limits throughout your drive, unless you're speeding. In an urban environment, where 20mph speed limits are used, you will lose seconds on your journey.

But anyway, where is this coming from? The post is about speed cameras, not what the limits are set to. Why are you even bringing that up?

mondoman712 OP ,

The same can be said for anything that the government contracts out. Road building is another good example, and there's a lot more money to go around there than with speed cameras.

mondoman712 OP ,

They wouldn't make money if people managed to, you know, just follow the speed limit. If you can't follow a basic rule of the road you shouldn't be driving.

mondoman712 OP ,

The local community campaigned to get these speed cameras because people were speeding. Redesigning the road would be great, if the council had money to, but I doubt they do.

Poor people aren't getting screwed over by this because poor people can't afford to drive, they're the ones that have to deal with the unsafe driving of the middle class dada on their German coupes that can't bare to drive at less that 50mph.

mondoman712 OP ,

The poorest people own the fewest cars, and are the most affected by things like air pollution, and if they do have to own cars they're the ones most at hurt by car dependency (which is perpetuated by road violence caused by things like speeding).

And please don't pretend like you know my life.

mondoman712 OP ,

I'm sorry I didn't think I needed to spell it out that much to you. Obviously I don't think all poor people don't drive. But the poorest don't, and statistically poorer people drive a lot less and are more impacted by things like this.

mondoman712 OP ,

I don't agree that speeding is ok if poor people do it, and I don't think the removal of the speed cameras is a step to the better alternative, unless it's part of removing cars from the road in question entirely.

mondoman712 OP ,

I wouldn't replace it. Some people will still speed even with traffic calming so the camera is still useful.

If you want to reduce the council's income from speed cameras, the first thing would be to elect a central government that will properly fund local councils so they have the budget to make decisions like that.

mondoman712 OP ,

I'm not a lib, I'm not a fan of Keith, and I'm not saying "fuck the poor". Poor people are the most impacted by car dependency which is perpetuated by dangerous driving. If you don't want to have this conversation anymore you can stop replying.

mondoman712 OP ,

Because fuck pedestrians amirite lads

mondoman712 OP ,

Now you can see what it's like arguing with you.

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