Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thing's I'm learning from car-free living

I thought it might be interesting to capture some experiences of life without a car. I'll add to the list as new things come up.
  • Time is relative. When making a round trip bike ride on the same route, one direction may take 5 minutes, while the other may take 15.
  • A terrier can smell the dog park from 1/2 a mile away.
  • I doubt I'll be buying mega-sized packages of toilet paper for a while.
  • Riding a bus is interesting.
  • The first few times you ride a bike after not riding for a long time, you don't know how to get started, you don't know how well the breaks work, and you're afraid of cars. Be prepared to look like a dork.
  • Walking in the rain is fun.


  1. Part of me misses being car free (when I lived in the city on the subway line). As soon as I got the car I put on weight. Less walking, less cycling. Where I am now I need the car, but I felt more motivated to go for long city walks then. Oh yes, a car is a money pit too.

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