8 Sep 2008 9:41 pm   //   Filed under: Planet earth, Transit, Travel

Back from the future

Tram in Lyon, France

I have just returned from…


The future is powered by nuclear and wind. Public transportation is robust. Trains run everywhere, and glide at 200 miles per hour. Every city has a computerized bike-sharing system. Cars are small, lights go out automatically, and you can give a toilet half a flush if you want to. People savor fresh, locally grown foods.

Wait, did I say the future? I meant France.

More thoughts about my trip over the next few days.