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    Car free as of tomorrow

    The time is finally here!!

    The car is leaving tomorrow (sold to a relative), meaning we will finally be a car-free household, after 7+ months of talking about it. I can't wait to see it go, along with the $2,500/year pricetag to insure and maintain it.

    We have a Zipcar membership, so I guess technically we will be very car-lite, using car share 1-2 times per month. Still, it will be the first time in my life I've not had a personal vehicle at my disposal.

    Just had to share the excitement
    www.carfreephilly.com: a blog about going car-free in the City of Brotherly Love

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    Congratulations! It must feel great to have that monkey off your back.

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    Can you tell us more about your experience with Zipcar? A lot of us are interested but don't live in any of the cities that have it.

    Congratz!

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    Congratulations. Soon you may wonder how you ever managed to survive with a car.
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    Excellent!

    I forgot you lived in the Philly area.

    I was up once for a small boat festival, then again to visit some friends in Brn Mawr.

    Took the Amtrak up from Lancaster then the SEPTA out to their station, didn't bother to haul a bike along though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyskyline View Post
    The car is leaving tomorrow (sold to a relative), meaning we will finally be a car-free household, after 7+ months of talking about it. I can't wait to see it go, along with the $2,500/year pricetag to insure and maintain it.
    So you're buying the next round, right?




    Congratulations!


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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyskyline View Post
    The time is finally here!!

    The car is leaving tomorrow (sold to a relative), meaning we will finally be a car-free household, after 7+ months of talking about it. I can't wait to see it go, along with the $2,500/year pricetag to insure and maintain it.

    We have a Zipcar membership, so I guess technically we will be very car-lite, using car share 1-2 times per month. Still, it will be the first time in my life I've not had a personal vehicle at my disposal.

    Just had to share the excitement
    Congratulations !!!!

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    It's gone, woohoo! Drove off into the sunset around 5:30 last night. Roody, we celebrated with a couple of Stone Smoked Porters
    www.carfreephilly.com: a blog about going car-free in the City of Brotherly Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Excellent!

    I forgot you lived in the Philly area.

    I was up once for a small boat festival, then again to visit some friends in Brn Mawr.

    Took the Amtrak up from Lancaster then the SEPTA out to their station, didn't bother to haul a bike along though.

    Aaron
    Yep, in Philly now but grew up in your neck of the woods, NC
    www.carfreephilly.com: a blog about going car-free in the City of Brotherly Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppinger View Post
    Can you tell us more about your experience with Zipcar? A lot of us are interested but don't live in any of the cities that have it.

    Congratz!
    We have 4 cars within a 3 block radius of our house, so it's been incredibly easy to use. We also entered a promotional contest and got $500 worth of free driving credits, so thus far I have no complaints at all!
    www.carfreephilly.com: a blog about going car-free in the City of Brotherly Love

    2008 Brompton S2L | 2010 Trek Bellevillle | 2008 Kona Ute | 1971 Raleigh Twenty

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