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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 05-09-08, 10:50 AM   #1
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I'm one less car!

Today, I got rid a decent vehicle to go "one less car." Last year at this time I was thinking pretty soon I would need a new vehicle. But, since hanging around LCF and Commutting, my transportaion views have changed. We still have one car but, we have cut our mileage in half. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-08, 06:26 PM   #2
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I had the same revelation after spending a while reading LCF posts. I used to be in the habit of replacing my car every 5-7 years. Now, I rarely use the car and even my wife seems to be catching the LCF bug. Who needs a car?

Now, if only my kids would stop borrowing the vehicle.
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Old 05-10-08, 07:11 AM   #3
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Good for you! congradulations!
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Old 05-10-08, 08:41 AM   #4
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Me too! Doesn't it feel liberating?

A bit different for me though, as 1-1=0

Congratulations!
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Old 05-14-08, 08:58 AM   #5
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surfin the commuting board convinced me I could go w/o my truck, I sold it 2 weeks ago. So, we have 1 vehicle and it's great! I've gone as far as velcroing the garage door opener to my handlebars...
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I still remember the feeling of liberation when i watched that old, broke-down hatchback being towed away....

It was 3-1/2 years ago, and I haven't even been to a car lot, looked at a car ad in a paper, paid an insurance premium, (I DID renew my license last year, though, just in case I needed to drive something) or been to an auto parts store.

Snow sucks, as cars driving over it turns it to ice, and it was only last month when I found some studded tires for less than $100 apiece; other than that, I'm riding! I commute, pay bills, do family fun rides w/ nephew(s) & my daughter, even have a trailer in case I need to haul...I dunno, groceries or laundry, maybe? Used it for both at various times.

I'm absolutely loving it, and it's gonna take something earth-shattering to make me buy a car again.
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