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Old March 23rd 20, 05:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Eerie pictures show Nottingham's empty streets - except cyclistsdelivering food

Where are all the cars?
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The streets of Nottingham were empty at the weekend, with only the odd food delivery cyclist to be seen. As pubs, clubs and restaurants closed due to the coronavirus, residents heeded the government's advice and stayed at home. The pictures stood in stark contrast to other towns and cities around the country, where hundreds flocked for one last pint at watering holes across their neighbourhoods.

So thank you Nottingham - and stay safe. These pictures show an empty city, and for once that’s the way we want it to stay. Old Market Square is deserted, and fewer and fewer people are venturing into the city every day. We need to protect the vulnerable, and do everything we can to make sure frontline workers in the NHS, schools, councils and care homes can carry on doing the work we need them to do. We are all in this together and Nottingham will come out the other side. And we’ll be there to celebrate when we do.


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Old March 23rd 20, 08:38 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Kelly[_2_]
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Default Eerie pictures show Nottingham's empty streets - except cyclists delivering food

On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:43 Simon Mason wrote:

Where are all the cars?
QUOTE:
The streets of Nottingham were empty at the weekend [...]
So thank you Nottingham - and stay safe. [...]
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/...-empty-3974182


Cycling is an inherently safe form of transport where the danger is
almost all external, coming as it does from drivers and other motor
vehicle users. When you come to think of it encouraging cycling during
the coronavirus lockdown is the way to go.

There is no logical reason why any outdoor activity should be limited,
and healthier, fitter people are likely to be more resistant to the
effects of the coronavirus. With so much less motor traffic on the
roads cycling has never been safer. First there was a run on toilet
rolls, then food, and soon all the lycra will be sold out.
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Old March 23rd 20, 08:41 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Eerie pictures show Nottingham's empty streets - except cyclistsdelivering food

On Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:38:07 PM UTC, Kelly wrote:
On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:43 Simon Mason wrote:

Where are all the cars?
QUOTE:
The streets of Nottingham were empty at the weekend [...]
So thank you Nottingham - and stay safe. [...]
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/...-empty-3974182


Cycling is an inherently safe form of transport where the danger is
almost all external, coming as it does from drivers and other motor
vehicle users. When you come to think of it encouraging cycling during
the coronavirus lockdown is the way to go.

There is no logical reason why any outdoor activity should be limited,
and healthier, fitter people are likely to be more resistant to the
effects of the coronavirus. With so much less motor traffic on the
roads cycling has never been safer. First there was a run on toilet
rolls, then food, and soon all the lycra will be sold out.


Boris Johnson has just said that you can only leave the house to shop, jog, walk and cycle.
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Old March 23rd 20, 10:38 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mike Collins
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Default Eerie pictures show Nottingham's empty streets - except cyclistsdelivering food

On Monday, 23 March 2020 20:41:23 UTC, Simon Mason wrote:
On Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:38:07 PM UTC, Kelly wrote:
On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:43 Simon Mason wrote:

Where are all the cars?
QUOTE:
The streets of Nottingham were empty at the weekend [...]
So thank you Nottingham - and stay safe. [...]
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/...-empty-3974182


Cycling is an inherently safe form of transport where the danger is
almost all external, coming as it does from drivers and other motor
vehicle users. When you come to think of it encouraging cycling during
the coronavirus lockdown is the way to go.

There is no logical reason why any outdoor activity should be limited,
and healthier, fitter people are likely to be more resistant to the
effects of the coronavirus. With so much less motor traffic on the
roads cycling has never been safer. First there was a run on toilet
rolls, then food, and soon all the lycra will be sold out.


Boris Johnson has just said that you can only leave the house to shop, jog, walk and cycle.


My problem with these 'temporary' laws is how many of them will remain after the crisis is over.
I suspect we will all get 'Temporary' ID cards and the Police will have 'Temporary' powers to stop and ID anyone absent suspicion of a crime. These 'temporary' powers will remain in place because statistics will 'prove' the introduction of ID cards reduced crime.

Is anyone else reminded of On The Beach by Nevil Shute?
 




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