You could probably find a way to resuscitate the trains resting in graveyards. After all, Lebanese are known to be super smart, super resourceful and the government is particularly counting on that for you to do your magic. Be positive!
#3 Electric cars that can be charged any time of day
With Lebanon’s state-of-the-art solar grid system, who needs subsidized fuel to commute?
#4 The iconic Beirut tramway to get around the city
Since the country has been regressing, maybe we can also regress to the time when things were much better. Time travel, anyone?
#5 Get yourself a bike
Just try to imagine bike lanes on the roads but don’t count too much on car drivers to do the same. Bike safely!
Since the government shut down the Kleiat airport, the current one might be considering reopening it to serve the citizens. After all, those in charge are doing such a great job taking care of the people.
#9 Double-decker buses you could catch at every bus stop
Tut tut 3a Beirut… Why not? It’s Lebanon, everything is possible, even the unexpected. Just tap into your Lebanese extraordinary patience as you wait for those you’ve elected to make your life easier.
They’re surely funny-looking, these three-wheeled rickshaws that have become more and more common in Lebanon over the past year. But get this, you’ll feel you are in Disneyland…even if for a short time before blackouts and longer electricity cuts hit in.
Why not? It could be a lovely option. Slow, true, but some daily romantic mood won’t hurt… Stay positive!
#12 Walk the distance!
A healthy and zero-cost mode of commuting, both your physician and your wallet will certainly agree with! Don’t fret. Consider this: no more irritating traffic jams, no more contributing to air pollution with your car’s toxic fume, no more dieting, and fewer gym sessions. How awesome is that?
And you get to say again ‘sabah el-kheir’ to people like you on your way to work. Hello, long-forgotten friendly tradition!