It took me a minute of waiting for the bird to "do something funny" before I realized it's a live feed.
Taking space from cars for citizens:
A gallery of such transformations.
Most of the transformations shown are very nice.
I wonder, though, if anyone's bothered to perform studies on the traffic impact of having narrower or fewer roads. Are the surrounding areas now packed with traffic all the time?
there are some things about traffic... Throughput of a road is at its maximum < 50 km/h - so if want _all_ people to arrive soon, put the speed down.
The average speed middled across all participants in colognes traffic is 23 km/h - and cars don't make it bend upwards ;-) I really like this special speed comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv916r2UcaU (you will find the places fammiliar ;-)
And, if you prepare the bed for cars, they're going to come. if you make places for people, cars will stay away.
Another nice thing about that traffic policies is how in groeningen traffic lights became more and more obsolete, and have been removed :]
the peta is gonna like this:
Seagullparade on the way home ;-)
Woodpecker collects goodies in Antenna...
Arguments of whether it was a woodpecker or a squirrel, my guess is a squirrel, a very radiated squirrel.
roadbike tour yesterday.
the two other guys are doing a very fast pace - i've got a hell of a job to keep up.
2/3rd of the tour is done, we're stopping at the red lights of a highway exit
Suddenly my vision turns black.
Adrenaline rushes up (even more) I mentally prepare to drop on the pavement.
Then the bat flaps on.
Then the bat flaps on.
ah, die fledermaus fliegt an....
whew. December. 9 to 15 degrees celsius.
rather dry road conditions.
a nice 140 km track with 2k hm climbs at an average of 22 km/h and a day off:
whew, December 50°-60°
85± mile track, one mile climbs, 13 mph average and a day off.
damn hippies and their base ten measurement system. Long live the duodecimal system!
Sure, miles is base ten but I still think we should be on the Duodecimal system.
It will confuse everyone so that they can never count again, but it gives you library book indexing for free.
Now that "fireworks" are legal in some counties in NY is Mr. Foobar going to get some so his children can see how unexciting a snake firework is?
By "legal fireworks" in NY I am talking about:
sparklers on wooden sticks (but not metal sticks),
confetti-filled party poppers,
If I did put on a display, which I didn't, I would have chosen fountains rather than mortars; since I'm inexperienced with fireworks (since I live in NY where they're illegal) I figured I'd start with something that didn't rocket itself into the air.
And of course I didn't buy sparklers. The kids really enjoyed not waving those around.
Hopefully all of this will be legal next year, and I'll consider getting a bunch of mortars in pipes with electric ignition, and the whole show pre-programmed into a Raspberry Pi. But only if it's legal by then.