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When this is over, we don’t want the cars back

Our national health emergency predates covid-19. Britain’s poisonous air causes 40,000 early deaths a year, with almost one in four of those occurring in London. Globally, air pollution kills over 4 million. Year in. Year out. However,  the covid-19 crisis is prompting the green shoots of change. New York has legalised pedelecs up to 20 mph, e-bikes up to 25…

Tactical Urbanism goes mainstream

Cities around the world are waking up to the fact that cycling has a role to play in the tackling of the coronavirus pandemic. Research reveals that air pollution exacerbates the symptoms of covid-19, so space is being taken from cars overnight and given over to walking and cycling. As a result, key workers can continue to travel in safety.…

Doctors demand 20mph urban speed limit to help ease current pressure on NHS

Leading doctors are calling on the government to ease pressure on the NHS by introducing an Emergency National Urban Limit. Driving less fast prevents collisions and reduces the numbers and severity of road victims the NHS has to care for at this critical time. For this reason, the doctors advocate a reduction in the national speed limit from 30mph to…

Air pollution link to Covid-19 deaths

People exposed to polluted air are more likely to die from Covid-19, according to American research. Scientists at Harvard found that even tiny increases in historic exposure to airborne particulates appears to increase the death rate by 15 per cent. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is associated with Covid-19-related deaths, as well as other respiratory and heart problems. And it’s known…

A set of colour-coded allen keys to spark joy

Marie Kondo is a powerful advocate for throwing out stuff you don’t need in favour of items that ‘spark joy’. Allen key sets have a habit of always missing the size you’re after (for me, it’s the 5mm). So we were drawn to this colourful set of allen keys from Sealey. The set is manufactured from hardened and heat-treated chrome…