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Old 07-12-18, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
So I guess I could go carless, if I wanted to, but for visiting my parents 200 miles away it would be somewhat impractical.
That makes sense. Here in the US, we have found that driving makes the most sense for visiting family - ours is scattered around, 200-1000 miles in various directions. The cost of a rental and gas is lower than the cost of a train, and the time savings are significant as well.

All this is to say that there is not always a huge difference between "car-free" (living without 24-7 access to a vehicle) and "car-light" (having 24-7 access, but making the choice not to drive).

To be honest, very little about my lifestyle has changed since I got rid of the car; I rented for long-distance travel anyway, and the outdoor activities that I enjoy here are all 2-10 miles from my house
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