While looking around the forums I stumbled upon this Living Car Free Forum. I was very inspired when I saw it and it just really made me think. I am only a college student and my need for a car at the moment is very limited, and my parents are always willing to pick me up whenever I do need to come home. After peeking around these threads it has led me to ask so many questions, if given the chance this would be a lifestyle I would love to follow.
Have those of you who have found yourself going car free found yourself living a happier life? Or one that is more stressful because of limited transportation.
I find that some people have jobs that are some distance away, anywhere from maybe a few miles to maybe 100 miles. I know my father works in Boston, and from where we live is a good 100 miles away. How do you, who work quite some distance from home, cope with biking to work everyday? In correlation to that question, I know going to work clean is always a must, but after biking "X" miles you are of course going to be sweaty and dirty. How do you overcome that? Some businesses do have showers, but none that I have seen. How do you overcome this?
I could ask so much more about groceries/insurance/money etc., but I'll spare all of you with my nagging questions. I guess I am just amazed at this new lifestyle.
I know with gas prices soaring, with no sight of them going down. This could turn out to become much more popular. Reasons having that paying for gas every week now that I am working again is becoming a hassle.