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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 10-18-05, 10:39 AM   #1
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"When Dr. Erin Ochoa, a transplant pathologist at UPMC, moved here from the Bronx, N.Y., with her husband and her 6- and 8-year-old daughters, they were determined to find a way to live in Pittsburgh without a car. People told her: "You can't be a doctor and not have a car. You can't have children and not have a car." This did not deter her, as she had gotten along fine in New York City without one.
Dr. Ochoa, 36, went online early in the summer and bought a couple of mountain bikes. She and her husband, Michael, 38, now shop for groceries with big backpacks. Their daughters have bikes, and when the family goes from their home in Oakland across town, they take the bus. She said they rented a studio apartment for a month in Paris this summer with the money they would have spent buying and maintaining a car."
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I find this clip from a recent article particularly interesting because the stereo-typical car-free person seems to have no kids or has an "alternative" job that is more accepting of bike culture. Here is someone with a family in a "mainstream" profession that is making it work.
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