In this, the world-renowned White City, people are on the move.
Young and old alike, marathoners and wheelchair users too, Tel Avivians seem to be eternally in fluid motion.
Like their national history and political climate: constantly in flux.
And when the living (and arguing and struggling and fighting) gets tough, the tough get going.
Preferably on wheels. One look around: ain’t they hot.
At times, inelegantly so; at others, these people are exquisitely and electrifyingly and progressively ahead of the curve, skirting the bend, steering, swerving, to get ahead.
The birthplace of the now-defunct Better Place electrically-powered, battery-generated vehicle, is also ground zero for groovy electric city-bikes (cycle yourself or glide).
This place in the sun, the land of milk, honey and “Segs in the City” is also one long conveyor belt of electrically-charged exhilaration.
Just Google it and see what you find: It’s not world-known as the hotbed of advanced enterprise and hi-tech for nothing.
So much so, that I’ve just re-prioritized my bucket list, because for reasons that should be abundantly (if not visually and experientially) clear by now, the single most urgently-desired doodad is a personal-mobility-urban-transporter-electric-scooter, preferably seat-less, that goes by the names of Kooper, Trekker or MYWAY.
Stay tuned, a trial e-ride is in the works…