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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.
View Poll Results: How long have you been car light or car free?
Car light less than 1 year
171
15.91%
Car free less than 1 year
98
9.12%
Car light less than 5 years
140
13.02%
Car free less than 5 years
120
11.16%
Car light more than 5 years
98
9.12%
Car free more than 5 years
231
21.49%
Contemplating a car light or car free change
190
17.67%
Not interested in becoming car light or car free
27
2.51%
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Living Car Free/Car Lite Introductions

Old 08-30-21, 08:52 PM
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My truck got hit by a drunk driver, while it was parked. That was almost a decade ago, last 4 wheeled vehicle I owned. Ride my motorcycle for 2-3 years, then decide it wasn’t worth it anymore and just walk. Now I have a bicycle which makes getting further away a lot easier.
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Old 12-06-21, 07:46 AM
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Spent from 87 to 92 car free. Then 92 to 02 riding recreational not car free. 02 to 06 car free. 06 to 2013 car lite, but left my vehicle unused so long the battery died. lol From 06 to 11 car lite, but averaged 12,000+ per year as my commute was 42 mi rt. Car free 13-18. Car lite 18 to present. Tank of gas lasts 3 months. Spotty track record, but only drive when having no other option. Cheers
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Old 02-26-22, 12:29 AM
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Been car free my whole life. Parents didn't get me a car at 16 or any of that, and I never was able to afford it after that. Maybe in a couple years or so, but I'd rather just keep car free. I survived without a bike even until a month ago (I do have an SO with a car but it's rare I use it), so with a bike I now don't even want a car. They're expensive and bad for the environment, and I can always fit another bike with a motor for longer trips.
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Old 02-28-22, 07:15 AM
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Car free is one thing, but doing it without a bike has to be tough. I've never done that for more than about a month. If you get an e-bike, think about range as a primary concern.
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Old 03-01-22, 05:02 AM
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Cost of infrastructure/ cost of polluting

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I've been car free for five years now, but car-lite before that for another three years. I doubt I could ever go back to using a car regularly. I love cycling and walking and while I don't particularly like crowded buses or subways and despise waiting, I'll still take public transit over crawling on crowded streets in a car, searching endlessly for somewhere to park, paying for parking, insurance (they can all go to hell, as far as I'm concerned), gas and repairs. Anyone who values and yearns for real freedom needs to get rid of their slave-master, that abomination in the driveway.
I agree, when you factor in the cost of taxes spent on road building and the infrastructure needed to build roads for cars and have everything in our world cater to cars, its mind boggling!
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Old 03-06-22, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by foothillbilly View Post
Car free is one thing, but doing it without a bike has to be tough. I've never done that for more than about a month. If you get an e-bike, think about range as a primary concern.
It was very tough. Didn't even realize how tough it was until recently when the pandemic screwed up the bus schedule in my city. I'm so much more mobile with a bike compared to before, it's honestly a little life changing
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Old 07-12-22, 08:43 AM
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We’re car lite. We have one vehicle and I don’t drive. It’s for Costco and stuff like that. I have starts riding to appointments when I can. I used to ride all over the place years ago. I try to have a dentist, doctor, hair place, groceries, banking etc all within walking distance or a quick bike ride.
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