A while back my apartment complex got a new parking lot. It replaced one that had degenerated into weed-ville and pothole city.
When the lines were first painted in the blocks of spaces, the individual parking spaces were fairly wide, and had plenty of room to park a vehicle without worry about hitting other cars with the doors. The number of spaces? 13 per block.
That didn't last long.
Almost immediately, the old lines were scraped off (not a fun process to listen to...) and repainted. The new parking spaces, surprise surprise, were narrower than the old. Spaces per block? 15.
Now that Nova Scotia Power has free license to charge as much as it wants for electricity, we Nova Scotians require some alternative. Of course, while switching to Wind or Solar power may soon be an alternative (5-10 years down the road, perhaps) there are definitely some things you can do now.
In following with the theme of this book, I felt I had to take my time with this one. It's very good -- definitely worth keeping in your library and referring to it from time to time.
The introduction, 'The Age of Rage' really sets the tone. The tone of course is of a crazy, accelerating world where everyone seems to be always pushing to go faster and faster.
Humans aren't built to do that. Any builder familiar with the slogan "Good,Fast,Cheap -- pick any two" (and who builds things that hasn't heard that at least a hundred times?) can sympathize.