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On 2/21/2023 at 3:29 PM, EnigmaticWorld said:

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To be in time in 15 minutes: how a new concept of urban planning is gaining popularity in Russia
https://sber.pro/publication/uspet-za-15-minut-kak-novaia-kontseptsiia-gradostroeniia-nabiraet-populiarnost-v-rossii

 

I'm sure the "western" alt-media will be covering this. /s

 

"Based" Russia at it again.

 

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'In 2016, the Shanghai Master Plan put forward the idea of “15-minute community life circle” as the basic unit of building community life, providing basic service functions and public activity space for residents within walking distance, aiming to form a safe, friendly and comfortable community living platform'

https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=95057#:~:text=In 2016%2C the Shanghai Master,community living platform [1] .

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5 hours ago, SimonTV said:

They destroy small businesses and then claim they want everything local. It is a contradiction. 

 

I keep thinking that. The spin, the level and intensity continues to 'grab' me. Irritate me. The effort that is put into destruction, well, if that was put into buikding, and the genuine greater good. Not even to build perhaps, but to just let people be. I often think of Blair's university push, and 'putting a spanner in the works' of the natural routes to apprenticeship, for instance, and then MP's and think tanks having the nerve, a couple of times recently, to mention apprenticeships as if it were their bright idea. Another is the constant attempt to belittle the worth / satisfaction in raising a child, then introducing the idea of training young boys to respect. Bloody cheek and an absolute con. 

 

I heard a radio discussion on 15 minute cities and they say typically scripted things like I can't understand the fuss, this is a good thing, who wouldn't want to live near facilities. At least one person said I can't even get the health services I need by travelling ATM, how on earth am I going to get it all in my local area. Or words to that effect. 

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I keep thinking that. The spin, the level and intensity continues to 'grab' me. Irritate me. The effort that is put into destruction, well, if that was put into buikding, and the genuine greater good. Not even to build perhaps, but to just let people be. I often think of Blair's university push, and 'putting a spanner in the works' of the natural routes to apprenticeship, for instance, and then MP's and think tanks having the nerve, a couple of times recently, to mention apprenticeships as if it were their bright idea. Another is the constant attempt to belittle the worth / satisfaction in raising a child, then introducing the idea of training young boys to respect. Bloody cheek and an absolute con. 

 

I heard a radio discussion on 15 minute cities and they say typically scripted things like I can't understand the fuss, this is a good thing, who wouldn't want to live near facilities. At least one person said I can't even get the health services I need by travelling ATM, how on earth am I going to get it all in my local area. Or words to that effect. 

 

That whole apprenticeship scheme was a fraud and continues to be fraud. They steal money from my salary each month which they call a apprenticeship levy, so that Blair's son can hire immigrants for free through his company so that Blair's friends in corporations can get cheap free labour.  Which of course they sold as helping diversity and helping the less fortunate get a job etc. Mean while it does nothing but displace white men and women and make the Blair's very rich. 

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Ulez expansion 

Tory party funds anti ulez Facebook blitz 

 

( I'm obviously hearing from a lot of people who are forced to cut down on pleasure or work journeys because of the £9 'toll' to go through town, introduced with no obvious debate or question.)

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On 7/13/2023 at 5:10 PM, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:

How will drug dealers change the way they operate within 15 min cities? 

 

They’ll stand out a mile, it’ll go super covert, paying grannies to run dope around town. 
 

15 minute dealers using 15 minute Zimmer frames, Ave it! 

 

What do you think the e-scooters and e-bikes are REALLY for? 😉

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I expect this is just more 'vote-winning' propaganda, after all it is the current Tory government that has allowed and supported these LTN schemes at local government level in the first place.

 

Sunak orders review of low traffic neighbourhoods in pro-motorist message

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has ordered a review of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in England, saying that he is on the side of drivers.

He told the Sunday Telegraph he was supporting people to "use their cars to do all the things that matter to them".

His remarks form part of a sharpening debate on green policies following last week's by-elections.

LTNs aim to reduce traffic, in part by preventing drivers using quieter residential roads as through-routes.

Some research suggests they reduce localised pollution. But critics, including some Conservatives MPs, argue they harm the freedom of motorists and push traffic onto other roads, causing congestion.

In his Sunday Telegraph interview, Mr Sunak also said he was not planning to change the deadline for the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesels cars despite calls from some Conservatives to do so.

from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66351785

 

I don't drive myself, and don't own a car, and while I would very much like people to consider using public transport instead, I also do respect that some car owners do need to use their vehicles to get them where they want to. There is an LTN scheme near me in Kings Heath, Birmingham, and I have seen for myself how divisive an issue this has become.

 

Ironically, by blocking off certain roads for motorists, it has resulted in more traffic moving onto main roads, used by local public bus services, which in turn is making them more unreliable due to late running caused by increased traffic congestion.

 

These are just empty weasel words from a politician desperate for votes; I'm pretty sure that this 'review' won't release it's findings until after the next General Election has taken place, and the outcome will be that these LTNs are a "good thng".

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2 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

I expect this is just more 'vote-winning' propaganda, after all it is the current Tory government that has allowed and supported these LTN schemes at local government level in the first place.

 

Sunak orders review of low traffic neighbourhoods in pro-motorist message

from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66351785

 

I don't drive myself, and don't own a car, and while I would very much like people to consider using public transport instead, I also do respect that some car owners do need to use their vehicles to get them where they want to. There is an LTN scheme near me in Kings Heath, Birmingham, and I have seen for myself how divisive an issue this has become.

 

Ironically, by blocking off certain roads for motorists, it has resulted in more traffic moving onto main roads, used by local public bus services, which in turn is making them more unreliable due to late running caused by increased traffic congestion.

 

These are just empty weasel words from a politician desperate for votes; I'm pretty sure that this 'review' won't release it's findings until after the next General Election has taken place, and the outcome will be that these LTNs are a "good thng".

If you actually want people to use buses, they need to made at least as frequent and reliable as they were 50 years ago. I used to be able to travel to work on the bus without too much hassle (for any shift) - now it is next to impossible and takes 2 hours, and two or three buses (one of which runs only once a day at 6am) to go half the distance.

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This is surely all part of the plan?

 

Wales exodus caused by lack of housing and careers - inquiry

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A lack of housing and career options are among the main reasons for an exodus of young people from rural Wales, a Commons inquiry has found.

Seven of Wales' 22 local authority areas saw falls in population in 2021 compared with 2011, census data showed.

A café owner said he set up in Manchester because of a lack of industry at home and a doctor said finding local jobs was difficult.

The Welsh government said it was doing all it could to support young people.

A Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry into the issue found a lack of housing, work opportunities and unreliable public transport were pushing people out of rural areas.

from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-66881978

 

Population change by local authority

 

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Rural depopulation is most prominent in some of the Welsh speaking heartlands in Ceredigion, Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey.

The Welsh government said it was doing everything it could to "help young people plan for their futures in Wales".

"We are tackling the issue of second homes, which can affect communities and their sustainability," a spokesperson said, adding how it aims to deliver 20,000 additional homes for rent in the social sector by the end of the current Welsh parliament.

What is not mentioned is where these 'additional homes for rent in the social sector' are. Cardiff and Swansea perhaps?

 

It is sad that young people in Wales think they have no future there, and have to move to the 'big city' in England.

 

The Welsh government would prefer that they moved to a 'big city' in Wales instead.

 

While the issue of second homes is a concern in some parts of Wales, this 'depopulation' should not be seen as an 'excuse' to encourage more wider migration into those parts of Wales, like where I am staying currently.

 

But I'm pretty sure that's all part of the agenda.

 

To be honest, I feel more at home here in this rural coastal village with its "lack of diversity" than I do back in my home 'wonderfully diverse' city of Birmingham.

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