Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Care Free Doctpr

    "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.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oops typos in title. -- Mods please delete.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •