Cities Aren’t Loud: Cars Are Loud…


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Date: July 08, 2021

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“Urban noise is a common problem, and the vast majority of it is created by motor vehicles. Noise is far too often dismissed as a minor nuisance, rather than the legitimate health issue that it is.

The book “Curbing Traffic” has a chapter about the health impacts of noise pollution. I explore the research in the book, and visit Delft, the city that is highlighted in the book as being a shining example of what can happen when noise pollution is taken seriously.

This video explores the problem that farting cars, farting motorcycles, and farting mopeds create in our cities.”

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The Mystery…

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Date: July 08, 2021

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““Early 90’s, that was the heyday of squirt boating. Squirt boaters were everywhere. And then all of a sudden, they were just gone.”

In the midst of the extreme sports craze of the 90s, squirtboating was the cutting edge of whitewater kayaking. But as the sport faded into obscurity, what happened to all those people?”

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