Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Things change and... remain the same!

Here is one of the latest Tram stations that has recently been open in the 13th arrondissement. About 2/3 of Paris is now encircled by a tram line and no doubt that this circle will be totally closed one day. Exactly like it was until 1934 when there was an inner circle line called La petite ceinture around Paris. The Petite Ceinture line did not resist the development of other means of transport (especially cars), but now that there are too many cars, public transportation has become a new reasonable way of moving around Paris. Shame that we had to spend so much money to redo something that was pretty decent about 80 years ago...

9 comments:

  1. I couldn't have said it better than Sasho.

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  2. I hope it works. We got around Paris just fine without a car...sort of. We took cabs several times, walked a lot, and took buses. And the Metro! and the bateaux! Lots of ways to do it.

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    1. You were right! Using a car in Paris is impossible.

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  3. To go on a tram was on my list of things to do last year.
    Didn't get round to it as usual.
    Must stop making totally unrealistic lists.
    Now added to this year's (totally unrealistic) list.

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    1. It's not that complicated either. You can put it on your list for this year!

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  4. Best way to get around is on foot—unless it's freezing (like it was in November). So now I have my very own Navigo Découverte and can jump on & off the metro, bus or even a bike at will!

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