I've been lurking around here for a while, getting some good tips and pointers. Joined last year when I was living closer to campus and could use a bike here and there, plus the bus, to head to class. A slight knee injury sidelined the biking and with a recent move further from the heart of the city, biking has becoming pretty hard. Not to mention my only bike is in pieces on the balcony awaiting the funds to be built back up.
I'm in Central Ohio and have been looking at the possibility of moving back to the campus area, probably around Victorian Village, in an attempt to go car free/lite. Work would be a mere 2-3 miles south (Heart of Downtown), school, for now, is CSCC another 2-3 miles. There would be 3-4 grocery stores/markets in an easy biking distance, free bus with student ID. They also have a flex car program on Ohio State's campus with pretty decent rates.
The plan would be to sell my car (KBB low ball is about 2k), I have found several studio/efficiency/1 bed apartments under 400/with utilities. So I could bank the cash from the car sale to help with rent, use the bike and bus for work and class. My parents live well south of the city near Pickerington and I usually go home once a week for a visit and to pick up mail. This is where flex car would come in. I would probably rent for the day 2-4 times a month to visit them and pick up bulk grocery items on occasion, with the bike severing for weekly grocery trips. CSCC has $15/year locker rentals at the gym I may look into for the fall if I do this, just to help stash things off my bike I wouldn't want to tote to class, maybe a spare change of clothes.
My parents, of course, don't care for the idea. I'm 22, so I appreciate their advice, but at this point it is just that.
Any other car free/lite in Central OH with advice? I know a lot of the green ways in the area are slowly being built up.