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I'm moving! If you get a follow request from @ak it's from me, so please do follow back (if you want!).

I'm moving! If you get a follow request from @ak it's from me, so please do follow back (if you want!).

Really, Radio Leeds? Gett Off by Prince? In a non radio-edit version? At 11:25am on a Wednesday?

No area should have as much private hire as we do! Every other car is private hire, which is an obvious symptom of a deeper problem with the public transport network.

Anyway, rant over.

Leeds (and West Yorkshire more generally) is a major urban area with a public transport system more suited to a rural county - tired old buses, a couple of heavy rail lines with irregular services and nothing else.

Until that's sorted, any plans to improve the area will fall foul of the fact that the whole region is choked with cars and the main city of Leeds is pretty much permanently gridlocked. You can improve one area, but you just move the car problem to another until you sort it.

This is the street in question.

goo.gl/maps/sfkP1ZLaeBNCWY1x8

You can see how it's nice and wide, and getting rid of the road and car parking (which seems to be mostly used by idling/waiting taxis) will make it into a pleasant public space.

On the left is the art gallery and on the right is a shopping/leisure centre and hotel.

The attached picture is a computer-generated image of the plan.

There's a news story on local radio about a plan to transform a Leeds city centre street by banning cars and planting greenery.

Good! But they're doing it backwards. Put in place a working public transport system and *then* ban cars. The public transport in Leeds is woefully inadequate for a city of its size.

Content warning for book 

I've come out to the local park with a book and spotted something I've never noticed before.

It's a carved stone in a wall with the alphabet and some random words. It looks like someone's practice!

Politics 

Politics 

Radio, North Korea 

Radio, North Korea 

Can someone with more web development knowledge than me tell me why this news page seems to download 6MB of data every time you access it? It seems excessive and I'm concerned it's doing something it shouldn't.

scmp.com/

Local news, sex 

Politics 

How come all the spam follows I get are from mastodon.social? I'm thinking of filtering out the instance, because it seems like I'm getting more problematic stuff from there than from elsewhere these days.

If you're a mutual and you're on mastodon.social, why are you still on there?

Exams, writing, advice needed 

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