Hope & Despair

hope and despair

Two pictures taken on the same day.

Hope:

The new electric FedEx truck seen around my hood. The technology is right (no tail pipe) and the form is right (something new, looks new). Finally, an electric vehicle that really makes sense, no range issues due to a set and known daily schedule, no speed issues due to local use. Hello? I am not only hopeful but I am hoping this experiment will work out.

Despair:

Looking out my passenger window and seeing this hopped up Ford 150 pick up truck and thinking all the thoughts that go along with seeing this starting with the fact that a child or a short adult crossing the street, couldn’t even be seen by the driver, and ending with the result of a crash of a vehicle whose bumper reaches most cars windshields.

Observations

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  • Driver can not see kids standing in front of car.
    Driver can not see kids standing in front of car.
  • No accommodation for pedestrian during sidewalk construction
    No accommodation for pedestrian during sidewalk construction
  • Improperly placed and maintained signs sends the wrong message to drivers.
    Improperly placed and maintained signs sends the wrong message to drivers.