In order to live an ideal car free (or at least car light) life, you must have the proper equipment and knowledge. This concept smaller wheeled (easy to mount/dismount) bicycle just might fit the requirements with gusto. It's cheery color (bright yellow), low center of gravity, double prong or legged kickstand, and most important of all, baskets built right in the bike's frame rather than hanging off something or another gives this bike a special edge over the others somewhat like it.
It makes me glad to have something like it in my 1970s Raleigh Twenty shopping bike-although I know the steel frame will be heavy-but very very tough and long lasting.
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Although one commenter on the above link did comment quite accurately that, ".....Love it ! Would've been perfect for the days (in NYC) I used to ride my baby daughter on the back, groceries and errands spilling over the front basket. Only caveat, how long would it stay on the city streets without getting swiped!....."
-g. rigelhaupt 10.22.10
One very important reason why more people here in North America don't ride bikes as serious transportation.