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!

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.