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Anyone made a commitment to live car free?

Old 05-31-20, 10:12 AM
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Iím finally quitting my job to go back for a masters degree. Luckily, the school will be in a major city (Montreal) with great bike culture and great public transit system.

Iím selling my car. I will be a poor grad student, so might as well save the insurance money.

i got to try doing things in town without using my car over the Memorial Day weekend, and it was much easier than I expected.
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Old 06-01-20, 01:26 AM
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Car free and saved a ton of money. (a car here is at least 5x what it costs in the US )


I alternate cycling to work (40mins door to door ) and running home (obviously longer).
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Old 06-06-20, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
Everything is like 40 or 60 miles out one way and 200 the other. Even the cows want a Studebaker.
Yeah, I don't live in this situation but thoroughly understand it.

Summer is here and the weather is it's usual god awful self. I cycle all year round but this time of year.....

One thing I think of when I read these threads is COL. I wonder where some of these folks are located that do this? If it works for you great, but it's awfully tough for many to do this.

I envision leaving the area I have lived in for decades do to COL. I will most likely will live further out and need a car......

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Old 06-06-20, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by velojym View Post
Went super car lite for a few years, and it worked pretty well where I was. Still used my van for some of the more obvious purposes.
Never had a thing against cars (philosophically, if I want folks to accept me and my choices, I reciprocate), but *do* have a problem with people who choose not to get along and play well with others... no matter what their mode of transport.
Sounds like most large Suburbs.
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Old 06-07-20, 02:56 PM
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Since I sometimes get someone to drive me somewhere I'm not really car-free though I don't own or rent a car. I do 99% of all my in person purchasing via a bicycle including grocery shopping.

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Old 06-12-20, 11:38 AM
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Here made a car free commitment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freetown_Christiania
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Old 06-30-20, 09:31 PM
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I am 44 and never have owned a car. I happen to enjoy biking, walking, and taking the bus/train. I do take an uber 3~4 times a year after I go to the pub.
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