Car-free and your own mortality
As I've been browsing through here and beginning my own car-lite life, I keep asking myself, "how long can one really be car-free realistically?"
I think of my and my wife's grandparents and there's no way they would be able to get around on their own if they didn't have a car. Between the ailments of aging and whatnot, even my fittest grandparent wouldn't be able to, and he's an avid cyclist. Then there is my wife's grandma who has been car free her whole life (still has never had a driver's license or driven at over 80 years old) but she depends on everyone else in the family to drive her to the store and dr appointments, etc.
I honestly don't see myself being car-lite more than a couple years and I'm only 30. How long do you see yourself, realistically, being car-free? How do you plan to be car-free as you approach the end of life?