Going Car Free

Posts about replacing your car with other forms of transportation.

A car runs on money and makes you fat, a bike runs on fat and saves you money
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Going Car Free

Three Reasons You Should Have and Use a Bike

Yesterday on a train, I was asked to take yet another survey on transportation and transit. I take every survey that comes my way because I have strong opinions on the subject, but for the last year and a half or so, I have been embarrassed about my answer to one of the questions: how […]

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Your Car Commute May Not Be As Fast As You Think

I had occasion recently to drive to work and couldn’t help but notice that my time in the car–about 28 minutes–was a little more than half the time I generally spend commuting by bicycle. I often hear the concern that riding is a big time committment, but is driving really that much faster than riding […]

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Giving Up Your Car — The Unthinkable Act?

The famous curmudgeon HL Menken once noted that each problem has “an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The simple answer for getting to work is to drive, but if you can reliably get to and from work without a car, you probably don’t need one. In previous postings of car week, I wrote […]

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Why I No Longer Like Driving

I used to love to drive; perhaps we all do when we are young. There’s a feeling of empowerment that comes from having your own wheels–a sense that you are free to control your life by controlling the place where you experience life. Over the last few years, that sense of freedom has turned to […]

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