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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 05-14-14, 07:05 AM   #1
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Places that you should never have to drive to.

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Old 05-14-14, 07:48 AM   #2
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Old 05-14-14, 09:31 AM   #3
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When I go to vote, my bicycle is the only one there. The parking lot is filled with cars.
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Old 05-14-14, 09:43 AM   #4
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Very true, my great-grandfather walked from St. Louis to Tombstone, AZ
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Old 05-14-14, 12:37 PM   #5
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Neat blog; will have to read into it more.

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All of those SHOULD be close enough that you don't have to drive but unfortunately sometimes they aren't.
I don't have insurance and I live in the east bay area. Most of the free clinics are in San Francisco which is pretty much impossible to ride my bike to.
However I can bring my bike on the bus or bart.

Do you guys consider using public transit living car free? I assume so. I sure do.

Anyways the healthcare thing is really hard for me as I don't own a car.
If I get hurt seriously or become seriously ill I have to pay thousands of dollars for an ambulance unless I can find someone to drive me because the only hospital that will take me is 20 miles away.
Unfortunately, I don't think this is going to change anytime soon.
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No not so far.
Currently working an unpaid internship and I did apply for obamacare before the cutoff but they keep making me jump through hoops and delaying the process and i'm not sure if I will ever get it set up.
Is public transit very expensive in the Bay Area? I mean, is it very affordable for people with low paying jobs to take transit to work? I know that even buses are expensive in some big cities, let alone light rail, commuter trains, or subways.
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I deleted posts that discussed health insurance and were getting political. If this turns into an insurance discussion it will be moved to P&R.
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Old 05-20-14, 12:05 AM   #9
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Thanks--I think that's a good way to handle it. I'm sorry I helped move things that way. I don't know what I was thinking!
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Is public transit very expensive in the Bay Area? I mean, is it very affordable for people with low paying jobs to take transit to work? I know that even buses are expensive in some big cities, let alone light rail, commuter trains, or subways.
Transit to SF IS $3.50 or so from Oakland and quickly escalates. The train to Silicon Valley from SF is about $10 each way. So not particularly cheap. Monthly local bus passed are about $80 but we have about 20 different agencies. For me to take transit to my office the whole way it would require 3 agencies and about $10 each way.
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