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the moving parts required to get London’s complex transportation challenges fixed Options
alibey1917
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:23:44 PM

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"While FixMyStreet survives, mySociety gave up on FixMyTransport in early 2015. The thankless work of maintaining all the moving parts required to get London’s complex transportation challenges fixed remains." (Ethan Zuckerman, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith In Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them)

What does the second sentence say?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 2:06:59 PM

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alibey1917 wrote:
"While FixMyStreet survives, mySociety gave up on FixMyTransport in early 2015. The thankless work of maintaining all the moving parts required to get London’s complex transportation challenges fixed remains." (Ethan Zuckerman, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith In Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them)

What does the second sentence say?


You have to read, or think, backwards to understand it. London has some complex transportation challenges. There are many moving parts to maintaining it, and these require needed repair. Though it is thankless work, that need for repair remains present today.
alibey1917
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:51:58 PM

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FounDit yazdı:
alibey1917 yazdı:
"While FixMyStreet survives, mySociety gave up on FixMyTransport in early 2015. The thankless work of maintaining all the moving parts required to get London’s complex transportation challenges fixed remains." (Ethan Zuckerman, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith In Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them)

What does the second sentence say?


You have to read, or think, backwards to understand it. London has some complex transportation challenges. There are many moving parts to maintaining it, and these require needed repair. Though it is thankless work, that need for repair remains present today.


Thank you, FounDit, I got it.
thar
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:35:01 PM

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But I presume the moving parts are figurative. Cogs in a complex machine.

London transport is complex.

You can't fix just part of it. All these parts work together. The moving parts of a machine. If one part breaks the whole system breaks down. It is a mammoth task to 'fix' transport in London.






A railway system that grew in the 1830s







Roman roads and mediaeval streets


In a modern city



alibey1917
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021 1:57:32 AM

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thar yazdı:
But I presume the moving parts are figurative. Cogs in a complex machine.

London transport is complex.

You can't fix just part of it. All these parts work together. The moving parts of a machine. If one part breaks the whole system breaks down. It is a mammoth task to 'fix' transport in London.






A railway system that grew in the 1830s







Roman roads and mediaeval streets


In a modern city





Thank you, thar, I got it.
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