…we began now, and over the next ten years, installed speed bumps on every road in the nation with a speed limit now above 35 MPH? This includes interstate highways, everything.
What would a gradual slowdown like that look like? (It could be a jobs program, building speed bumps!)
There’s no God-given or even Constitutional right to zip across the surface of the planet at high speeds.
So, what might be the adaptations?
Right off, I’d say the right-of-ways on interstates could be converted into roadside stands for local microcommerce.
Local food would become competitive with long-distance food.
Motor scooters and bikes could use the highways.
Nice to think about anyway…
We have way too much velocity.