Category: Car-free Lifestyle

Many millennials want to live in a downtown core where they don’t need to own a car. A car-free lifestyle can be fun and relaxing. It also comes with built-in exercise, something many Americans could use more of. Check out these articles about the joys and challenges of living without a car in a city.

Riding a bike in bad weather

Riding a bike in bad weather

When I got my Brompton, I told myself that I would only be riding in good weather. That’s basically what I did when I lived in Sarasota. If it was raining, I donned my rain coat or umbrella and walked down to the bus stop. Of course, my previous bike (a K2) did not have …

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Ride sharing

Ride sharing

One of the things I love most about not owning a car is sharing rides with people. How often does a large group of people attend an event, each in their own private wheeled shuttle? Often many of those people live or work near each other and could easily ride together. What’s great about needing …

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Being single without a car

Being single without a car

As the holidays approach, I find myself single. In many ways, that feels freeing. However, I am a lover of life, and I enjoy companionship, so I’m getting back up on that dating horse to look for a partner in crime. This is the first time I’ve experienced being single without a car. It’s interesting to …

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Why I ride a bicycle

Why I ride a bicycle

My father was a farmer. He awoke at 3:00 a.m., went down to the barn and did an enormous amount of physical chores before the sun came up. After school, I would help with the second milking of the day. It did not matter if it was 80 degrees out or 20 below. The chores …

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Electric bike vs electric scooter

Electric bike vs electric scooter

Now that I have taken my new, super cool electric bicycle on a few errands, I can see the differences between riding the electric bike vs electric scooter.  I have to say that I’m really loving the electric bicycle, and one of the reasons is that I feel safer.  For one, maneuvering a 100 lb …

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Maiden voyage on my new electric bicycle

Maiden voyage on my new electric bicycle

If you follow me on Facebook, you may know that I recently sold my electric scooter.  There were many reasons for doing this – mostly because when something went wrong with it, it was like a 300 pound paperweight.  I just didn’t have the resources to be able to maintain it with my lifestyle.  My …

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