I have read a few spats on the forum about whqt is meant y the terms car, carfree and carlight. These quibbles are a waste of time and they drive me bonkers. It's cool to disagree about the issues, but we really need to have some understanding of the terminology we are using. And yes, we can make up our own definitions, as long as everybody understands and agrees to the new definitions.
For years we have had a working definition of "car": it was stipulated that a car is a privately owned (or leased) motor vehicle that is used for the personal transport of an individual and their belongings. This definition sets aside taxis and rental cars, for example.
It might be harder to devise a definition for "carfree" and "carlight" will probably be the hardest of all. To be honest, I don't remembe the working definition of carlight that we came up with when the forum started.
Since then, many new people have come onto the forum, and old regulars have moved on to other pursuits. I think we need to have another ciscussion of what these basic terms mean. What do you accept as basic working definitions? How can we make any agreed upon definitions known to new users of the forum?
BTW everybody, please don't respond to this thread unless you actually understand the definitions of "working definition" and "stipulate." It will be frustrating to have an endless quibble about semantics.