Stop and go: the challenges of personal mobility
Mobility has always been my passion and lifeblood. So when a couple of curious minds invented the car, I could sense that exciting times were ahead.
Initially, the car was a dirty, inefficient, and rather cumbersome invention. However, the advent of airbags, catalytic converters, and power steering boosted the car’s appeal, adding convenience, safety, and sophistication to its repertoire. The car’s unprecedented spike in popularity quickly transformed modern life as we know it. And while I enjoy the buzz cars bring to the city, the sheer scale of traffic has become a bit daunting. In a metropolis like London, the average speed has already dropped to a mere 8–9 miles per hour and it’s set to plummet even further due to ever-increasing volumes of traffic.
So here’s the question: how can we ensure a safe, smooth, and seamless traffic flow to make each ride a stress-free and pleasurable experience?