Four years car-free, and loving it

So how do we do it?

No one knows what the future will bring and it is entirely possible that we will own a car again at some point. But right now, this is a great lifestyle for us.

Can I get rid of my car?

If you are thinking about getting rid of your car, downsizing from two cars to one, or using your car less, consider the following things to decide if it is for you:

How many cars do you have? Have you ever considered downsizing? Why or why not?

6 responses to “Four years car-free, and loving it”

  1. Nyxinked Avatar

    My husband and I rarely use our car. It’s only there to do the grocery run and to go to see family/friends. Otherwise, we’d have no option but to hitchhike as the public transport systems here are awful! But we walk to work and it’s great!

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  2. Molly | Transatlantic Notes Avatar

    Where I currently live there is no way of getting rid of our car (sadly) but I have lived in other places where this was possible because local amenities were close by, public transportation and infrastructure was reliable and distances to/from things were reasonable — all making living with no vehicle much easier. I think if people can go without they should give it a try and the rest of us can find ways to rely less on our cars. Great post!

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    1. fionistdream Avatar

      Thanks, Molly! We feel really blessed that we can make it work for ourselves at this point in time.


  3. Netert Aset Avatar

    I love how you have found the car-free life so convenient for you! I think all the points to take into consideration on whether or not to continue on with efficient travel without a car are good. For me, despite living in a big city, some amenities are close but many are still far out. Public transportation can really be improved here in the U.S. to reduce time.


    1. fionistdream Avatar

      For sure! On our visit to the (Midwestern) US last year our kids had trouble understanding why we needed to drive everywhere. Our toddler screamed on every car ride and our then kindergartner kept asking why we couldn’t walk or take a bus or train.


  4. Ezioma Kalu Avatar

    This is a well articulated post. I don’t even have a car of my own yet, so it’s alright.

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