Cambridge and the 20mph zones

I personally feel that people in charge of traffic in Cambridge don’t really drive; if they did they would surely do things differently.  This post is about the 20mph and why I feel they are not that useful.  A few years ago the council announced that some areas of Cambridge should have reduced speed limit at 20mph instead of 30.  Fair enough, the majority of the street which were object of such a policy were either:
  • Super busy, often impossible to drive faster than 10mph
  • Very narrow, crazy to go even at 20mph
  • With speed bumps, ditto as above
The silly thing I recently read on the local newspaper was that representative of the council was pleased of the results they achieved with this policy.  He stated that there was no need for checking speed in 20mph zones because Continue reading

A little note inspired by the whole #brexit hype

If you apply for a job and lie about your skills and experiences you will get fired as soon as the lies become obvious. Why politicians are allowed to lie in order to get elected and then cannot be removed from their position when the lie becomes obvious? The promises about the £350M per week and control of borders which is all to be established as part of the negotiation with the EU was obviously a lie, so why are these people still Continue reading

What if money didn’t matter

I just found on Facebook a link to this great video that I find really inspirational: I believe there are some fundamental questions that any person should ask, particularly a teacher when talking to her students.  Yes interesting... although I am not sure how many teachers, in various schools around the world, are actually allowed to ask this questions without having the whole educational system against them. However good and inspirational are the questions asked in the video I believe that asking "what if money didn't matter" is very much like asking "what if there was no gravity"; we can contemplate the ifs but the world and our society revolves around money. It is true that many people end up doing what is convenient and not what they really want but economies are based on demand and supply.  Then we have the environment, access to the right Continue reading

You can’t handle the thruth

This is my favourite interpretation of Jack Nicholson, at the end of a few good men when Col. Nathan Jessup is questioned on Code Red, absolutely amazing: