Scrap the bid!

As someone who lives close to London, I just don’t see the attraction of bringing the Olympics to London in 2012. While I can understand in principle why some people might think it’s a good idea, I just don’t see how it can work in practice – particularly from a transportation point of view.m25-thumb.png

London is an old city – one whose road network has completely failed to keep up with the dramatic increases in traffic. In Paris, where the Périphérique functions as a somewhat decent ring road and the broad avenues can channel a lot of traffic, the main cause of congestion is the overly aggressive drivers. In London, the problem is that the road network just does not have the capacity it needs, no matter how polite the British manage to be on their tiny roads.

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Finding a home in the UK

Mamta and I are currently trying to determine where to live once we move from our current rented house in East Sheen – and it’s not easy. Of course, the fact that the price has to be reasonable is a factor, but the biggest frustration really is that it’s so hard to find out whether what is available is in any way suitable.

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