February 2009

18 February 2009
Modern Movement
Rob Fisher

Modern Movement seem like good guys.  They are a grass roots campaign group in favour of better, faster, cheaper transport for all.  Who’d have thought it?  Perhaps this is part of the fight back that Counting Cats wrote about.  On February 19th they are holding a demonstration in Parliament Square in support of the Heathrow expansion.

The extension of flying to millions of people has been a liberation. Most of us can now afford to go on holiday and welcome the cheapening of air travel allowing us to fly abroad. The development of aviation infrastructure is crucial to allow ever more people to fly.

This is why Modern Movement will be holding a counter-demonstration at the same time as the anti-aviation groups to show our support for airport expansion and urge on the building of the third runway at Heathrow.

Good luck to them!

15 February 2009
New motorcycle test really coming real soon now
Rob Fisher

I wrote about the new motorcycle test back in July when it was due to start in September.  Now, according to Ride magazine it’s due to start in April.  The delay is because there weren’t enough test centres to do the new off-road part of the test in which riders ride around cones.  There still aren’t enough in urban areas, so DSA have split the test into two, so you have to ride to a centre out of town and possibly far away to do the off-road test.  As Ride magazine says:

If it wasn’t so annoying, we’d be able to enjoy the irony of people having to ride long distances on the road in order to reach on off-road test centre and ride around some cones.

03 February 2009
Snow has fallen. Britain has seized up. We've been here before. And I have written about it. Summary: let it snow.

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