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By tov617, Oct 17 2017 08:09AM

A young Tawny Owl tries to respond to the adult's call but it comes out more like a screech. Parking our Peugeot by the central entrance to Castor Hanglands Nature Reserve beside the Helpston Road, the low clouds reflect the sodium street lights of Peterborough to the Southeast. Two other cars rip past, not sure if they are racing each other. What will this landscape look like in 100 years from now...? #Inktober #inktober2017

By tov617, Oct 6 2017 09:10AM

#inktober2017 day 3 - I'm still a day behind. The prompt sheet says 'poison'. I've chosen traffic. Here's a drawing of a line of vehicles approaching the Thorpe Wood roundabout, northbound on the parkway. Most poisons in lower doses have medicinal effects, and so it is with the combustion engine and our obsession with personal transport as a symbol of our own freedom. But you can't help getting the feeling that these 'medicinal' benefits are becoming poisonous to the way we are arranging our cities in terms of reliance on personal transport and disconnected disparate settlement building, as in the case of the Great Kyne settlement, when a reliable bus service can't even be provided for Castor and Ailsworth anymore. We've lived here 20 years and have seen the massive increase in traffic on the parkways, with frequent traffic accidents reported, and having been involved in a few, it seems crazy that the speed limit it still set at 70, and has not been reduced to 50. Peterborough City Council are you listening? #inktober