@yogthos Electric cars don't fix the main issue with cars: They're space innefficient, and providing for cars means making the places we live harder to live in as a person unless you're in a metal death box

@yogthos This is maybe not as bad as it might seem, since 2 on the left are not very accessible and the remainder are actually highly dependent on progress on the right?

I love biking but I can't take my dog to the vet on a bike or a bus, for example.

@yogthos I mean, my dog-to-the-vet is just a casual example of a use case folks often forget.

It's very easy to propose urban planning that leaves out older, disabled, or sick people and focuses on the "happy path". I think it's very difficult to get right.

This doesn't mean cars should be primary, just that we should be a lot more excited about EV developments because they make it much easier to make ethical mass transit and more accessible transit. E.g., electric scooters are exceptionally more accessible than bikes, by the numbers.

@endomain @yogthos if you build not just walkable cities, but make them accessible, they are accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and the often forgotten baby stroller 😒

i was once in Paris before we had a kid, but the buggy we have for our kiddo is designed in France, and is very easy to pick up and carry because holy shit have you seen Paris public transit 😵

@endomain @yogthos this is so true and can somewhat applied to kids as well. There are years where it's almost impossible to travel with kids in the transport systems of the left. If you're having kids and a dog then cars are sometimes your only option.

But how can it be symbol of status if I don't own it?;)


Also works with "self-driving cars" on the right hand side... :blob_gnikniht:

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