I would love to come in here and say yes I am car free for two years because of my convictions to the environment, but in actuality I simply could not afford it anymore. I can get a car but cannot afford insurance and gas. Summer is easy I can get everywhere and everything I want on my bike, but we get 4 feet of snow here and 8 foot snow banks the roads are too dangerous to try to winter ride around here so I rely on family and public transport for about 5 months a year.
I actually eat a lot better because I go to the grocery store more often and buy less but get a lot more fresh baked goods and fruit than I used to. I get more exercise, I wasn't a couch potato before but now every where I go I am getting exercise. If not for my health and my need for Canada's Health care I would probably think about moving south where I could live a car free lifestyle year round with ease.