Can anyone share their tips & tricks for living car-free with a baby? I'm ready to get rid of our household's only car - I've put only 306 miles on it since January 1 (my husband refuses to learn standard shift so I do all the family driving) and with the exception of the trip to have it inspected, could have done all of those trips by foot, bike, transit, or car-share with a little planning.
But, we're expecting our first child in October and everyone thinks we're insane to get rid of the car, which is making me waver. It's a great car, bought used so it's fully paid for, and it is nice to have it when we want it. On the "get rid of the car" side of the equation, we both bike to work (and I get free transit passes through my work for when I don't bike), there are four car-share cars within four blocks, three grocery stores within walking distance (one of which gives you and your groceries a free ride home), and someone is giving us a burley trailer as a baby present. Daycare is three blocks away. The pediatrician is just a few transit stops away. On the "keep the car" side, there's convenience and what currently seems like overwhelming societal pressure.
So, somebody, give me a little push! Tell me how easy it is!