Win a copy of Road through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Road Through Time by Mary Soderstrom

Road Through Time

by Mary Soderstrom

Giveaway ends May 06, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Saturday Photo: The Electric Cool Aid Acid Test--Or What the Rich Drive

Not that I'm going to make fun of the environmental  concerns of these folks who are shown powering up their two electric cars, but I mean, don't low gas-guzzlers and public transport have more effect on green house gas emissions and all that tra la la?

The house and cars are a couple of blocks over from us, on a street where the houses are single family, very large, and extremely well-kept.  (They were repointing all the brick work when the photo was taken: a good $10,000 or more right there.)

The vehicles also are really classy, and I'm sure the people are cool too.  But I really can't think that these early-adapters represent the wave of the future.  Progress on the environmental front is frequently far more low-tech.

1 comment:

lagatta à montréal said...

Yes, or it could be hi-tech, but social. Such as restoring tram service on nearby avenue du Parc. With comfortable and elegant modern trams, just as electrified, and available to all for the cost of a ticket or a pass.

The orange métro line has been saturated at rush hours since the extension to Laval. Positive as that was, we need relief in the form of parallel tramlines.

A desire named streetcar!