The Swivel-Eyed Loons Have A Point

Cory Doctorow
11 min readMar 17

Forthcoming in the May 2023 issue of Locus Magazine

One of the more baffling events of the first quarter of 2023 was the mass protest in Oxford (England, not Mississippi) against the “15-minute city pledge,” a movement to get city councils to strive for cities where each neighborhood is a walkable place, with most amenities (groceries, schools, health care, employers, leisure activities) located within…