Car Mechanics’ Jargon for the Technically Challenged, Part One

Don’t you just love jargon? From tech support to pension advisors, doctors to builders, every type of expert assumes you’re fluent in their own special language. For many of us, jargon-filled explanations mean that we’re completely lost within the first few sentences. From then on, it’s a matter of nodding and looking intelligent until the… read more

The Street Fight Over Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, Part Two

  In Part One of this post, we looked at the controversy over Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), an initiative meant to tackle the increasing amount of traffic on the UK’s residential streets. Essentially, the schemes allow vehicle access for residents, but prevent any through traffic. For supporters, LTNs bring back cleaner air, and some much-needed… read more