Post by BrritSki Post by krw Post by Vicky Ayech Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by Vicky Ayech
Sounds very unpleasant to travel.
I see it's a "personal" letter (email?) to "Mrs Ayech".
Two points I wonder about:
1. "If you can, please walk or cycle for all or part of your journey,
including to complete your journey if travelling into central London. We
have been introducing local improvements in partnership with boroughs to
widen footpaths and provide more cycle lanes."
Paths and lanes are all very well, but I'm not aware of tube stations -
let alone bus stops - having secure cycle storage, so how are people
supposed to cycle for _part_ of their journey - take their bike with
them? While this might help maintain distancing (!), I can't see it as
being practical on most public transport, at least when busy!
2. "Currently you will also need to board the bus using the middle doors
and you do not need to tap in."
I've been wondering this for some time, especially _not_ in London: is
public transport now free?
Post by BrritSki Post by krw Post by Vicky Ayech
I still can't get my head round how you can walk down a bus, train or
tram without passing any seated passenger closer than recommended.
You can't. The two metre rule has recently acquired a "where possible".
Denmark has moved to 1 metre.
I've seen reports from I think at least two European countries that
imply they're using 1.5m. (There's a good video [sorry, can't find it;
it was tweeted recently] from Germany, showing the cloud around a person
- and that it extends behind them, when walking, running, or cycling, to
a lot more than that [up to 20m for fast cycling].)
Post by BrritSki
Very wise. And anyway it only matters if you stand next to someone for
any length of time, like in a queue. The fabled apps that trace
contacts only register a contact if you're closer than 2m for more than
15 minutes aiui.
Yes, it's a product of time and distance (or reciprocal distance). And
also whether one or both are silent, talking, singing (especially in a
choral situation), or exercising (such as jogging, running - but also
Post by BrritSki
BTW, the decentralised Android/Apple style app has been running on my
phone for over 2 weeks now and has had no appreciable affect on my
battery usage. That's probably because it doesn;t work as it has no
record of any movements by me during that period and seems to turn
Bluetooth off itself ! So that works about as well as the NHSX app :/
Is that because you _haven't_ moved, or because it's not logging that
I also thought they'd claimed - because of the privacy concerns - that
it _doesn't_ log location, only who you've "met". If it _does_ (or is
supposed to, even if it isn't working!), please share.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets
you. - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear