Thursday, 31 December 2009

Answers to the fun quiz

1. London's WHAT is among the worst in Europe?

Air quality (more on this topic here)

2. Who said "And actually, too often, people kind of say: 'Oh well, you know, what do you expect from somewhere like Walthamstow?' and I say: 'I expect everything.'

The New Labour parliamentary candidate for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy .

3. What is the significance of the number 32,298?

It’s the death toll on Britain’s roads over the past ten years.

4. Which cyclist piously signed up to I Stop At Red and was subsequently seen cycling past a NO ENTRY sign and going the wrong way down a one way street?

again, Stella Creasy.

5. “A grant of £296,000 towards a short film and allied promotional activity to inform cyclists about climate change was secured from DeFRA Climate Challenge Fund.”

Which organisation was proud to be given this staggering sum of money to waste on an inherently fatuous project?

The Cyclists’ Touring Club.

6. Who carried out a survey which discovered that “in most [local] authorities, cycling was not a visible issue at senior management level.”

The Department for Transport (details here)

7. How could the government save 1.4million tonnes of carbon emissions?

By enforcing speed limits.

(Obviously that’s out of the question. All three parties would rather see the extinction of humanity than risk upsetting the six million votes of Daily Mail readers.)

8. Who wrote “Unless something is done soon, I fear that the number of Londoners who regularly cycle, will plateau at present mediocre levels.”

The Velorution blogger.

9. What was Council leader Chris Robbins referring to when he said “This is without a doubt our most exciting and ambitious plan for the former Arcade site so far”?

A garden shed and a tiny rectangle of ice

10. What is “feisty but well-informed, partisan but capable of reason and very, very active indeed”?

Thanks, number one fan Dave! He was describing this blog. With a final celebration here.

11. Which social group in Britain flies more than four times a year?

The average person in the UK earning more than £60,000 a year flies more than four times a year.

12. As 2009 came to an end, what was “beyond bad”?

The Copenhagen Accord. This "deal" is beyond bad. It contains no legally binding targets and no indication of when or how they will come about.