The kerbside is a hugely significant resource - and increasingly competed over. It’s only half a century since we began to charge for vehicles to be parked there and to regulate it with all sorts of usage restrictions. The arrival of the electric vehicle era has brought a new set of expectations for its use.
There is an evident need to balance politics and practice in the great electric car conversion that will set a behavioural template likely to be a reality for decades to come.
Some of the worst mistakes in transport investment have been supported by huge volumes of forecasts, surveys and studies, confidently published with little recognition of their inconsistencies and errors.