285. STREET CAR!
Continuing my series* on what the future looks like, I thought you might get a kick out of this real-life street car which I ride sometimes to a friend's house. It's a popular ride here in Osaka, where people call it the "Chin-Chin Densha".
Here the Chin-Chin Densha pulls into the station to get a new load of passengers. Note the pantograph on top. These cars have been around for decades, but they're actually trendy EVs (Electric Vehicles).
Mellow folks riding:
Two EVs passing each other on the street:
Outdated fossil fuel vehicles driving over the tracks:
*)156. BICYCLES IN JAPAN, 144. YOUR BUDDY: THE SPACE HEATER
-- by JD