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It's outside town centres that this policy is so debatable. When I rode through the…
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Sécurité des piétons : le code de la route évolue | Cerema
Le décret n°2018-795 du 17 septembre 2018 relatif à la sécurité routière, a renforcé les sanctions an cas d'infraction du non-respect des priorités accordées aux piétons: désormais 6 points seront retirés sur le permis de conduire au lieu de 4 auparavant. Cette mesure prend effet à partir du 18 septembre 2018.

L'Aarticle R415-11 est donc modifié comme suit :"Tout conducteur est tenu de céder le passage, au besoin en s'arrêtant, au piéton s'engageant régulièrement dans la traversée d'une chaussée ou manifestant clairement l'intention de le faire ou circulant dans une aire piétonne ou une zone de rencontre.
Le fait, pour tout conducteur, de ne pas respecter les règles de priorité fixées au présent article est puni de l'amende prévue pour les contraventions de la quatrième classe. Tout conducteur coupable de cette infraction encourt également la peine complémentaire de suspension, pour une durée de trois ans au plus, du permis de conduire, cette suspension pouvant être limitée à la conduite en dehors de l'activité professionnelle.
Cette contravention donne lieu de plein droit à la réduction de SIX POINTS du permis de conduire."
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5 days ago
David Foster Wallace was right – even in paradise we will need the internet | Brigid Delaney | Opinion | The Guardian
Although Facebook and Google did not exist in 1996, Foster Wallace predicted that algorithms or some sort of sorting mechanism would materialise. He called it the Interlace.

“That Interlace will be this enormous gatekeeper. It will [be] sort of like the one publishing house from hell. They decide what you get and what you don’t. Because this idea that the internet’s gonna become incredibly democratic? I mean if you’ve spent any time on the web, you know that it’s not gonna be, because that’s completely overwhelming. There are four trillion bits coming at you, 99% of them are shit, and it’s too much work to do triage to decide.
internet  writing  future 
5 days ago
New data reveals most dangerous London borough for pedestrians | Cities | The Guardian
For every billion walking trips that occur in London, 600 people are killed or injured on average, the analysis showed. The number rises to 825 in Barking and Dagenham...

Four more boroughs averaged more than 700 deaths or injuries per billion walking trips: Hackney at 796, Brent with 793, Redbridge at 790 and Haringey with 770.
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5 days ago
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I’m not sure closing one minor road for four hours quite fulfils the promise. Where’s the bold vision? Close the on…
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What America Still Doesn’t Understand About Fascism
So the disappointed prole turns to fascism to restore precisely the things that capitalism took away from him — what it was impoverishing him of while he wasn’t looking. But that means that he is at the mercy of tribal logic, in all its fearfulness and cowardice and stupidity, too. The rage that should be directed at capitalism is pointed at scapegoats. The anger that should be directed at those above him is aimed below him. The contempt he should have for the rich is turned into scorn of the poor.
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5 days ago
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Exactement !!!! Merci
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I'm losing count of the number of tweets I'm seeing about Pontevedra, the Galician town that's banned cars:…
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Il y a 75 ans.... Nantes était bombardée - France 3 Pays de la Loire
Le centre-ville n'est plus que douleur et ruines : et le bilan est lourd. 700 morts, des centaines de blessés, plus de 10 000 sans abris. Un autre raid aérien aura lieu le 23 septembre. Bilan total de ces deux séries de bombardements : 1463 civils tués, 2500 blessés, et des centaines d'édifices et d'habitations détruites.
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6 days ago
Active Recovery Induces Greater Endurance Adaptations When P... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
both groups performed 6 sessions of 4- to 6 30-second sprints interspersed with 4-minute recovery over 2 weeks. However, only ARG cycled at 40% V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak during the 4-minute recovery periods, while PRG rested on the bike or cycled unloaded. After the 2-week training intervention, both groups improved 10-km time-trial performance to a similar extent (ARG: 8.6%, d = 1.60, p = 0.006; PRG: 6.7%, d = 0.96, p = 0.048) without gains in V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak. However, critical power was increased by ARG only (7.9%, d = 1.75, p = 0.015) with a tendency of increased maximal incremental power output (5.3%, d = 0.88, p = 0.063). During the training, active recovery maintained V[Combining Dot Above]O2 and heart rate at a higher level compared with passive recovery (V[Combining Dot Above]O2: p = 0.005, HR: p = 0.018), suggesting greater cardiorespiratory demands with the active recovery. This study demonstrated that greater endurance performance adaptations are induced with active recovery when performing SIT over a short time frame.
cycling  physiology  sport 
6 days ago
The Amazing Rise of Bilingualism in the United States | Psychology Today
there is a steady increase of the percentage of bilinguals between 1980 and 2016. Back in 1980, the percentage of bilinguals was 10.68% whereas in 2016, the last ACS survey for which we have data, it was 20.14%, practically a doubling of the number. If we add a few percentage points to take into account those not included in the survey, the proportion of bilinguals today is probably around 22% of the total population.
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6 days ago
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Home - Danish Open Access Indicator
The Indicator is produced and released annually by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, part of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Indicator monitors the implementation of the Danish Open Access Strategy 2018-2025 by collecting and analysing publication data from the Danish universities.
openaccess  denmark 
6 days ago
The Real Solution to Cycling's "White Bro" Problem | Outside Online
Making sweeping pronouncements about the demographics of New York City cyclists from your rarefied perch on the Upper East Side is like concluding that caviar is America’s most popular condiment because they’re always serving it at your country club. But the rest of us who make our way around the city by bike know Cuozzo’s sweeping generalization about race and bikes doesn’t ring true—nor is it supported by actual data, which shows that black, white, and Latino adults in New York City cycle in similar proportions.
cycling  us  funny 
6 days ago
'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars | Cities | The Guardian
They stopped cars crossing the city and got rid of street parking, as people looking for a place to park is what causes the most congestion. They closed all surface car parks in the city centre and opened underground ones and others on the periphery, with 1,686 free places. They got rid of traffic lights in favour of roundabouts, extended the car-free zone from the old city to the 18th-century area, and used traffic calming in the outer zones to bring the speed limit down to 30km/h.

The benefits are numerous. On the same streets where 30 people died in traffic accidents from 1996 to 2006, only three died in the subsequent 10 years, and none since 2009. CO2 emissions are down 70%, nearly three-quarters of what were car journeys are now made on foot or by bicycle, and, while other towns in the region are shrinking, central Pontevedra has gained 12,000 new inhabitants.
walking  driving  spain 
7 days ago
Number of dirty diesels on road still growing, report shows | Environment | The Guardian
The number of dirty diesel vehicles pumping out toxic emissions on Europe’s streets is still rising three years after the Dieselgate scandal began, according to a new report. More than 7m such cars and vans remain on UK roads alone.

There were 29m diesel vehicles whose emissions on the road were significantly higher than official laboratory-based EU limits when the diesel scandal erupted in September 2015. But that has now risen by to 43m, according to analysis by the group Transport & Environment (T&E). France has the most dirty diesels on the road, with 8.7m, followed by Germany’s 8.2m and the UK’s 7.3m.
driving  airpollution  europe  uk 
7 days ago
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Le gouvernement veut faire immatriculer les vélos
revente illicite des cycles", selon l'avant-projet de loi d'orientation des mobilités publié par le sites d'informations Contextele 30 août 2018.

Concrètement, le marquage - "sous une forme lisible, indélébile, inamovible et infalsifiable, en un endroit repérable et visible sans manipulation" précise le texte - devrait concerner seulement les vélos neufs. La technologie, puce ou gravure, sera laissée à la discrétion du constructeur, mais devra être lisible par "capteur optique". L'objectif étant de créer un "fichier national des propriétaires de cycles" pour savoir à qui appartiennent les vélos en circulation.

"Quand vous en achèterez un neuf vous entrerez dans le fichier et quand vous en achèterez un d'occasion, vous aurez une petite formalité administrative à accomplir. Ce sera hyper simple. Cela vous assurera que vous n'achetez pas un vélo volé", précise au HuffPost le député LREM Matthieu Orphelin qui a été l'une des sources d'inspiration du plan vélo.
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7 days ago
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Alors que les Britanniques viennent de remporter les 5 derniers grands tours, comment expliquer une telle dominatio…
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In recent years many cycle activists of the separatist ilk have been calling for infra that an 8 year old cyclist c…
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Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely: New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14 -- ScienceDaily
New research from the University of Iowa shows children under certain ages lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger. The researchers placed children from 6 to 14 years old in a realistic simulated environment and asked them to cross one lane of a busy road multiple times.

The results: Children up to their early teenage years had difficulty consistently crossing the street safely, with accident rates as high as 8 percent with 6-year-olds. Only by age 14 did children navigate street crossing without incident, while 12-year-olds mostly compensated for inferior road-crossing motor skills by choosing bigger gaps in traffic.
cycling  road_safety  children  walking  driving 
7 days ago
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Indeed. I updated my Netherlands experience in 2016, though not with Hembrow. More h…
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I'm a Hembrow skeptic. Wish I'd explored Maastrict more that time I rode to Köln, bu…
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It's more like 10-15% of trips in hilly SE Limburg, where cycling's 1950-1990 declin…
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Francis Fukuyama: ‘Trump instinctively picks racial themes to drive people on the left crazy’ | Books | The Guardian
“Thymos”... comes from Plato’s Republic. It represents a kind of third way for a soul instinctively divided into two competing impulses – reason and appetite – by Socrates. If the former of those two made us human and the latter kept us animal, thymos fell somewhere in between. Most translations of The Republic suggest its sense for Plato as “passion”. For his purposes, Fukuyama takes it to mean “the seat of judgements of worth”, a kind of eternal status thermostat.

The importance of thymos, he believes, is not only that it has been seriously overlooked by other political theorists. Whereas classical economics tried to explain the world in terms of individuals acting to maximise their financial self-interest, behaviouralists, thinking fast and slow, have proved that our rational capacity is often undermined by more intuitive forces. Perhaps the most powerful of these, Fukuyama insists, is the desire for respect...
“You were told Brexit was clearly going to be very costly for the British economy, therefore it would be irrational to support Brexit,” he says. “But what has been proved is not only that a lot of people voting to leave the EU didn’t care about that, [but] they were actually willing to take a hit in terms of their prosperity. The issues were cultural and they were willing to pay a price, it seems, to have greater control of immigration. In general, the mistake a lot of elites have made is that you can have a politics led by economic rationality divorced from these feelings about national identity.”
philosophy  politics  history  economics  Brexit 
8 days ago
‘My father’s murder in Algeria shaped my life. That’s why Macron’s apology is so important’ | World news | The Guardian
Official investigations into what went on in France’s former colony were quashed as the state threw a blanket amnesty over atrocities by its forces, and each president found it politically expedient to avoid mentioning the war.

Josette Audin, who never remarried, wrote to each new French leader renewing her appeal for information. Shortly after he was elected in May 2017, Macron called her to say he was willing to do something. On Thursday, the Elysée Palace issued an official statement and the president visited Audin’s home with an apology...
In Algeria, Macron’s mea culpa has been welcomed. In France, academics hope his statement and promise to open official archives will encourage witnesses from the period, protected by the amnesty, to come forward. A historian, Gilles Manceron, said Macron had made a “break with the attitude of denial, silence and lies we’ve long had from the state”.
france  politics  francafrique  algeria  agnotology  history 
8 days ago
From hijabs to pretzels – what makes an emoji? | Technology | The Guardian
The Unicode Consortium, which oversees the introduction of new emojis, considers a number of factors for inclusion. “We look at how visually distinctive the item is, how in demand it is, and does it have longevity,” says Lee. The consortium also considers whether proposals are appropriate for a variety of cultures: in 2016, a proposal for a sauna emoji tabled by the Finnish government was approved on condition that the modesty of the naked sauna users was preserved with a towel...
Such decisions matter because Unicode only approves between 50 and 70 emojis every year. “It’s less important if you’re in the UK or the US,” says Lee, “because we’ve got fancy, high-end phones – but if you have a $15 Android phone in Uganda, the drain on resources is a much bigger deal.” Rendering and storing a large amount of emojis can sap the memory of weaker-powered phones.
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8 days ago
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Delighted for MP! Hope she'll get some mudguards before autumn sets in, but way to go, legislator!
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As a long time car owner, I’ve surprised myself by swapping my polluting car for a bike. I’ll see how it goes but s…
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Ce dernier particulièrement brillant dans la traduction automatisée proposée par Twitter : "La coupe et l'h…
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14 ans après la décriminalisation de toutes les drogues, voici la situation du Portugal
La dépénalisation des drogues au Portugal a eu un effet semblable à celui de la psychologie inversée. Comme l’usage n’est plus interdit, on ne perçoit plus de bénéfices à la consommation de la drogue et les personnes sont davantage conscientes des conséquences et dangers éventuels.

D’un point de vue global, la consommation de drogues chez les jeunes de 15 à 24 ans a diminué. Les taux d’infection par le VIH parmi les consommateurs de drogues injectables ont été réduits à un rythme soutenu et le problème est devenu plus facile à gérer qu’au sein de pays ayant des taux élevés. En outre, les décès liés à la consommation de drogues ont sensiblement chuté comme le montre le tableau suivant de Transform Drug Policy Foundation :
drugs  portugal  français  politics 
13 days ago
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Thanks man. The journalist there observes that poor quality data is a major issue: <10% of the 1…
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Hate crimes jump for fourth straight year in largest U.S. cities, study shows - The Washington Post
Crimes motivated by race or ethnicity bias are consistently the most common type of reported hate crime, and African Americans are the most targeted group, representing 23 percent of all hate crimes reported in major cities in 2017. Jews are consistently the most targeted religious group, and represented 19 percent of all hate crimes reported in major cities in 2017...
Nearly 90 percent of the country’s approximately 16,000 law enforcement agencies either choose not to supply data for those FBI statistics, or report no hate crimes in their jurisdictions, which can dramatically skew the data, social scientists say.
racism  us  politics  police  crime 
14 days ago
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Private hire vehicles might soon have to pay the London congestion charge. What difference would it make? – On London
However, CEPA study also anticipates that, as Mayor Khan acknowledged, PHV operators in the Central London area, who tend to be the larger firms, will respond to the loss of the exemption by distributing the bookings they receive differently among their drivers, resulting in a reduced number of drivers who’ve entered the charging zone picking up more passengers there than before and therefore spending more time than before on the area’s roads. That’s a big reason why CEPA’s calculation of the reduction in PHV traffic levels (6%) in the congestion charge zone, is much smaller than their calculation of the number of PHVs that would enter it (45%).

TfL concedes that the estimated one per cent reduction in traffic levels overall “appears modest”, but still contends that it would represent “an important step in managing and reducing congestion in Central London”, with consequential improvements in air quality too. But Gareth Bacon argued that any “very minor” reduction in congestion would also add to cumulative TfL policies enacted in the Mayor’s name, including hikes in licensing fees, that “are going to have an absolutely devastating impact on the private hire industry,” which has seen the number of firms licensed by TfL – as distinct from the number of drivers – fall in recent years, with smaller operators in particular disappearing
urban  transport  roaddiet  London  driving  finance  tax 
15 days ago
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The Twitter translation is really bad. Try "Among the crowd at the climate demo today in Nantes, two d…
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Images de la manif à 8 septembre 2018 et cetera
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Parmi la foule Facebook à la manif à aujourd'hui, deux chers amis E et B 😀Toujours bon enfant, j'ai avancé…
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Progresser dans sa pratique naturaliste 4/4 : Camargue - Vacances Scientifiques
Cette invitation, arrivée par moyen de la nuage informatique, à l'air intéressante : …
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RT : This is one of the best data driven consensus strategy papers on how to reduce gun deaths in America. Thank you…
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17 days ago
ACS Advocates a Consensus Strategy to Prevent Injury, Disability, and Death from Firearms
The ACS COT’s Consensus Strategy views firearm injury and mortality in the larger context of violence toward oneself or others, which is a major cause of unnecessary injury and death in the United States, claiming on average 175 American lives every single day.*

“To reduce death and disability associated with firearm injuries, we have to think about the strategies that cover the entire spectrum of violence-related events: how firearms are stored in the home, recognition that people who are at risk of self-harm or domestic violence should not have access to weapons, and addressing the causes of interpersonal violence. These strategies don’t get a lot of attention. These are not controversial ideas. All are achievable and could make a huge impact in terms of reducing injury, disability, and death,” said Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS, Seattle, Wash., current ACS COT Chair.
Violent Intentional Injuries and Deaths Are a Neglected Public Health Crisis

In 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, a firearm was involved in 51 percent (22,938) of suicides and 75 percent (14,415) of homicides. Since 1999 there has been a 17 percent increase in firearm-related intentional injury death rates; over the same time period, there was a 22 percent decrease in traffic-related deaths.*

Since 2014, the ACS COT has been engaged in a firearm-injury prevention consensus-building project that involved surveys of its members and the ACS Board of Regents and Board of Governors, town hall meetings, and outreach to a broad group of stakeholder organizations.
us  politics  deaths  guncontrol  medicine  healthcare  health 
17 days ago
Words to the poem Toads by Philip Larkin
Why should I let the toad work
Squat on my life?
Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork
And drive the brute off?
work  poetry  english 
17 days ago
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Cherche traduct(rice)EUR NO>FR, EN HX/POL/peace studies/théologie! Great hopes for Nadine's daughter
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As many more head injuries happen in cars, I'd suggest you focus…
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