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Gave Up My Car

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I know this wouldn't work for everyone because you have to get to work, but if you don't really NEED your vehicle, consider living without it. This is what I did 4- 1/2 years ago. I ride a bike with a basket on it. I walk. I take the bus. Occasionally I take a cab. But I'm saving lots of money and getting lots of extra exercise to boot.

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  • I like the 1 car per household idea. I'm okay without a car most of the time. My boyfriend has an older model car and does all repairs and routine maintenance with the help of family. I work within walking distance. We go grocery shopping with the car once a week or once every 2 weeks and the rest of the time I walk. - by FLOWERBUD22
  • I like the 1 car per household idea. I'm okay without a car most of the time. My boyfriend has an older model car and does all repairs and routine maintenance with the help of family. I work within walking distance. We go grocery shopping with the car once a week or once every 2 weeks and the rest of the time I walk. - by FLOWERBUD22
  • I like the 1 car per household idea. I'm okay without a car most of the time. My boyfriend has an older model car and does all repairs and routine maintenance with the help of family. I work within walking distance. We go grocery shopping with the car once a week or once every 2 weeks and the rest of the time I walk. - by FLOWERBUD22
  • I like the 1 car per household idea. I'm okay without a car most of the time. My boyfriend has an older model car and does all repairs and routine maintenance with the help of family. I work within walking distance. We go grocery shopping with the car once a week or once every 2 weeks and the rest of the time I walk. - by FLOWERBUD22
  • i did this years ago and It has saved me so much money and grief! I am on disability and with a car, all my money would go there, and I would be constantly broke, poor, and feel deprived because i could not buy little things I want when I want them--or big things either! Not using a car has kept me walking for years, and is often the only exercise I get--until I joined SP, anyway! It kept my heart much stronger as I grew older. I am now a senior citizen but young for my age. I ride a bicycle at age 61, am losing weight , and plan to go back to university. In other countries, many people ride bikes and they are healthier than we are! - by KATIZUMI2013
  • We are in the Portland area with fantastic public transportation. We gave up our car almost 2 years ago. My husband works close enough to walk to work and we have our groceries delivered. It has made us walk more and we are saving about $400 a month that we have been able to catch up on bills with. emoticon - by ALESIATAYLOR
  • I really am considering this option I work 3 miles or so from my home and I could buy a new bike under 200 dollars - by THEVOW2013

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