My city (Ventura) closed downtown Main Street to vehicles, so the restaurants could have outdoor seating. It has become so popular that many people want to make it permanent.
It appears that I am not alone.I like the quiet, even now.
I wonder whether this is applicable to human beings too.Birds responded by producing higher performance songs at lower amplitudes, maximizing communication distance and salience.
"We found that birds sang more softly when noise levels were lower and at shorter recording distances before and during the shutdown," researchers said in the study.
Even though the birds were singing more softly, the study found that communication distance nearly doubled, elevating species fitness and increasing mating potential.
My city is temporarily permitting restaurants to fence off parking spaces directly in front of their premises for use for outdoor dining.
Traffic in our area has definitely increased a lot, at least around town. I'd say it's like 80 percent back to normal. Same with parking.
Yeah, traffic is terrible here. Not as many people working outside the home - but anyone with the means to drive their own car is now doing so instead of taking transit.Traffic in our area has definitely increased a lot, at least around town. I'd say it's like 80 percent back to normal. Same with parking.