Geneva is surrounded by mountains, sits on a lake and two rivers run through it with only a handful of bridges. We heard a rumor that to encourage people not to drive in the city, the lights over the bridges and at key intersections are very short and timed awkwardly (they are, but who knows the reason).
Note the rivers, the bridges, the lake, the old city… You can see why we love not having to drive every day.
You can see some of the choke points on the night view above. Note the black areas that are rivers and lakes. One of the first things we did when we arrived in Geneva was purchase public transport (TPG) passes. We have used them every day since. TPG transport has been safe, clean, on time and convenient. Excluding free things and perhaps the occasional great deal on wine, I think it is the best value in Geneva.
Bad iPhone pic of a sticker (I’d never seen a sticker on one before) I saw on todays train saying it was so much better before (in French). Today, many lovers of TPG were not feeling the love. Today was the first big day of TPG’s new, drastically different schedule and routes. Common complaints included:
- Busses and trams were not on time (something that never happens in Switzerland) so riders had to wait for long periods. A friend missed her doctor’s appointment because her bus was so late and had to wait a half an hour in the freezing rain for the next bus.