They say that’s half the fun. But since gas prices are going through the roof, I was thinking today about alternative methods of transportation. If money were no object and the infrastructure existed to support it, how might we all get around? My imagination started to run a little wild, but here are some of the things I came up with:
Roller blades–I actually saw a fellow skating to work this morning. It makes sense till you hit an uneven patch of concrete and do a faceplant once.
Bicycle–The only place I’ve seen this work is in Amsterdam where there are fewer cars and the bicyclists actually seem to think the stop signs apply to them too.
Personal jet pack–I’d love this but it would end wearing skirts for good.
Horseback–Again, a personal favorite, but we’d need a larger street cleaning budget.
Transporter–Fun in theory, but would I actually allow my atoms to be scattered for even a microsecond?
Gig–A sporty little Regency conveyance pulled by a single horse. A stylish and fun solution, but see note about additional street cleaning above.
Walking–This would be fine if I lived on Maui. The weather in New England is not always so kind to pedestrians.
Moving sidewalks–A variation on the walking theme. Perhaps we could enclose them, like climate controlled gerbil tunnels for those of us in northern climes.
Ski-lift style tram–A series of gondolas or triple seaters spider-legging all over the city.
Ok, that’s enough silliness from me. What’s your idea? Pogo sticks? Saddled ostriches? Which of mine would you vote for? How would you like to get around?