Little trucks and small-scale enterprise
I'm obsessed with Japan's tiny fire trucks and feel like they'd be ideal for creeping through many of our older alleys.
I want to buy a Fiat500 which currently is not for sale (but will be next year.) And there are really no other options that are that small. A smart car is a tiny bit too small for me, I want to very occasionally throw a kid in the back seat and ... I have basically zero choices ugh :(.
Imported, efficient cars are so underrated here. Too bad they can't manufacture them here. One of my favorite videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL_T4Lr0uu8
I live in a pretty standard suburb. Wide roads, plenty of room... but our fire department is lobbying for a large "safety complex" (when combined with police) because they struggle to buy/refurbish trucks SMALL ENOUGH to fit in our main fire station, built in the 1960s.
There aren't any huge buildings in our town that would necessitate a extra large ladder truck or other huge trucks. But American fire trucks just aren't built on that small scale anymore.