Author Topic: ***CoronaBonus***  (Read 40823 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #600 on: 27 April, 2021, 08:23:23 pm »
The pandemic has legitimized a generally felt desire for al fresco dining and drinking even when the weather is fresh, which in turn has provided the impetus to enable a minor redistribution of street space from parking to those activities.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #601 on: 03 May, 2021, 11:00:32 pm »
I had the pleasure of paying Gatwick airport £5 for the privilege of dropping Mrs Dan and her case off earlier.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #602 on: 25 May, 2021, 10:09:56 am »
Taking the cover off the parrot's cage every morning invariably set me snuffling and sneezing for half an hour.  Nowadays we have an argosy of masks swanning about the place, and MrsT gets her brecky without a sniffling ogre blowing hectolitres of snot and grousing on t'other side of the table.

Ditto, just now I've been catching up on filing prior to doing my revenue declaration for 2020, and now just have a sore back instead of a sore back and the sniffles.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #603 on: 27 May, 2021, 09:17:16 am »
The pandemic has legitimized a generally felt desire for al fresco dining and drinking even when the weather is fresh, which in turn has provided the impetus to enable a minor redistribution of street space from parking to those activities.

So assistant dog users, pram pushers, wheelchair users etc will have to navigate tables and chairs cluttering up the pavements rather than cars park on pavements...  :facepalm:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #604 on: 27 May, 2021, 09:23:39 am »
No. I'm talking about on-street parking in marked RPZ boxes, not random paveparking. The tables are taking the official parking places, just like they're sometimes taken by those bike-locker things.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #605 on: 27 May, 2021, 09:49:25 am »
Like these (I'm not sure if these are still there, this was 1 Oct last year)



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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #606 on: 27 May, 2021, 10:58:23 am »
Just like those, and many others similar.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #607 on: 27 May, 2021, 04:39:24 pm »
I had the pleasure of paying Gatwick airport £5 for the privilege of dropping Mrs Dan and her case off earlier.
I imagine the shuttle bus costs the same, or you could have dropped her at the Travelodge (other stops are available) for nothing.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #608 on: 27 May, 2021, 04:51:12 pm »
I had the pleasure of paying Gatwick airport £5 for the privilege of dropping Mrs Dan and her case off earlier.
I imagine the shuttle bus costs the same, or you could have dropped her at the Travelodge (other stops are available) for nothing.

The train usually works, though it's a bit crap on a Sunday. By the time I'd realised we'd have been in the ANPR system and in any case trying to dodge the charge with alternative places wasn't going to make the trip any less stressful for her.

I'm not altogether against making car journeys less desirable, but it smelt a lot like a way of generating some revenue outside the ticket price rather than a way to recoup costs, manage demand, or be green.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #609 on: 02 June, 2021, 07:22:05 pm »
Crime fell in most places during lockdowns.
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An analysis of crime reports from 27 cities in Europe, Asia and the Americas found overall urban crime fell by more than a third while lockdowns were in place and then steadily climbed back up when restrictions were lifted.

Robberies fell on average by 46%, and vehicle theft and daily assaults were down 39% and 35% respectively. Burglaries dropped by 28% overall, while more minor crimes such as pickpocketing and shoplifting fell by about 47% across the countries studied.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/02/urban-crime-plummets-during-lockdowns-cities-around-world
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #610 on: 02 June, 2021, 09:34:22 pm »
That's because all the burglars were furloughed.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #611 on: 19 June, 2021, 06:26:09 pm »
Bonanza for British cottage owners, hotels, campsites and Airbnb hosts as holiday travel restrictions bite

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Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, says there are UK holidays to be had if you avoid the coast and the other most popular destinations
Sic transit and all that..