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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 04-25-17, 12:13 AM   #1
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4 years car free and lovin' it

Hello, my first post here. Between 2013-2016 I was in the Phillipines as a volunteer with "Bike's for the Philippines" foundation. While I was there I only rode bike. It just so happened one day I lost my wallet (along with my drivers license) while in the city to a pickpocket master. Since I have been DL free. For about one year now, I have been back in the states and still biking. Yes, there are times when a car is missed, but I haven't missed making car payments, maintenance, insurance, gas/oil filling the skies with fumes...I did my share of driving around the US many times...I think I've already done enough damage. Good to meet you all, this looks like a nice place.
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Hello, my first post here. Between 2013-2016 I was in the Phillipines as a volunteer with "Bike's for the Philippines" foundation. While I was there I only rode bike. It just so happened one day I lost my wallet (along with my drivers license) while in the city to a pickpocket master. Since I have been DL free. For about one year now, I have been back in the states and still biking. Yes, there are times when a car is missed, but I haven't missed making car payments, maintenance, insurance, gas/oil filling the skies with fumes...I did my share of driving around the US many times...I think I've already done enough damage. Good to meet you all, this looks like a nice place.
Good on you!

What do you use for ID? I never drive any more, and am thinking of trading in my DL for a state ID card soon.

And yes this forum is a pretty nice place, but there are a couple morons who will attack you for being carfree. Just ignore them, or if you prefer just attack right back!
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Old 04-25-17, 10:58 AM   #5
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Good on you!

What do you use for ID? I never drive any more, and am thinking of trading in my DL for a state ID card soon.

And yes this forum is a pretty nice place, but there are a couple morons who will attack you for being carfree. Just ignore them, or if you prefer just attack right back!
Thanks. Passport only, with my travels that's all I need. About the attacks, that don't bother me..Ive seen quite a lot in 55 years. It would be a good idea to get a passport just to have. It's starting to get more difficult to obtain one.
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It would be a good idea to get a passport just to have. It's starting to get more difficult to obtain one.
How is that? Do you mean it takes more time or what? I just renewed mine and it took about 4 weeks.
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It would be a good idea to get a passport just to have. It's starting to get more difficult to obtain one.
How is it more difficult? Do you mean it takes more time or what? I just renewed mine and it took about 4 weeks.
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How is it more difficult? Do you mean it takes more time or what? I just renewed mine and it took about 4 weeks.
I read some time back that the Gov might be placing more restrictions for new passport recipients. I don't know if anything has changed yet though...but I wouldn't doubt it
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