Urban & Rural People In The US Need A Grand Compromise On Cars & EV…

As I’ve watched the growth of US EV fast charging infrastructure accelerate over the last year or so, I’ve noticed a pattern. Stations almost always get built either in places with high population density or to connect those areas. The needs of people living in small cities and rural areas are usually an afterthought along the interstates, and not a thought at all in other areas. There are often legitimate economic and cultural reasons behind this, but giving urban people more and more infrastructure presents a contradiction.

City Of Aspen, Colorado, Tries Transportation Alternatives

In order to reduce congestion, the city of Aspen, Colorado, is employing a city mobility lab to study traffic patterns and trial an app called Miles to encourage less driving. The goal is to try to decrease the number of cars coming into the town each day by 800. The mobility lab is named Shift, and Ashley Perl, the lab’s project director, answered some questions for CleanTechnica.

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image depicting autonomous cars causing congestion on a city street.

Autonomous Cars Likely To Increase Congestion

Congestion is a serious issue in developed countries, but autonomous cars are likely to be as much a part of the problem as part of the solution. Consider these US numbers from a study published in late 2015: The top 30 bottlenecks are each responsible for more than one million … [continued]