It’s always encouraging to see positive changes happening….especially in small towns, where the struggle sometimes occurs between keeping the “olden days” charm and embracing newer ideas and technologies.
For example, several years ago, town council agreed to having a roundabout built to replace an intersection at the busier end of town – commuting traffic to and from the city – which often created traffic blockages.
I was thrilled to hear that news, because I had experienced for myself in trips to the U.K. and New Zealand just how handy roundabouts can be. And they have oodles of them there! One adapts easily to this method, and it keeps traffic flowing better. Plus, there isn’t any need for traffic lights, the electricity and wiring usage normally required by those.
So, a few days ago, while driving through town from an errand, my sons and I caught sight of something new. A promising new technology!
We have been keenly following improvements being made to solar energy for homeowners, as well as such innovations as electrically powered cars.
You should have heard the cheers in our car, when we spied – not one but TWO such stations – at one of the industrial businesses in our town.
Electric charging stations for those increasingly appearing new electric cars!
So good to see!
And in the meantime, we keep dreaming of our next car being an electric one.
Some day we’ll get to see firsthand how these work!