Saturday, August 28, 2010
Day 1 Without a Car
I'm looking out my front window and the driveway is empty - our first day without any family cars. It's a bit scary and exhilerating at the same time.
We came to to the "place" because our auto insurance carrier insisted on adding our son to our policy even though he's 10 hours away at college (without a car) and our cars were old (1996 and 1998). It was time for change. So our cars were sold for scrap and hauled off by tow trucks. A deal that took minutes to negotiate and not much longer to see through.
This blog will chronicle our decision to be car-free, how we cope without car ownership, our experiences with ZipCars, rental cars, biking, and public transportation.