|Good ol' Dougie - we've gone through a lot together!|
Oops, was supposed to post about this and then forgot. I forget a lot of stuff these days. My head is much busier than my hands. Ideas galore - implementation not so good.
I've spent some time recently wondering if I could manage being car-free. The object of this "wondering" is to save more $$ for travel which is highly motivating for me. And then there's the environment and fossil fuels argument.
My options are:
- selling/giving Dougie the Dodge away for a tax receipt and renting a car from my daughter when I need one (she works for Enterprise now and tells me lots of people just rent a car occasionally when they need one; or a family has just one car and rents another as needed)
- use CarShare or Zipcar when I need a car (you can rent by the hour or longer as needed for a small monthly fee. Gas and insurance included.
- trade Dougie in on a smaller car (no $$ savings)
- Go completely car-free and use transit system (not thrilled with this idea)
- keep Dougie and maintain the status quo
Have you experienced living car-free? How did it go? Is it really cheaper having to use buses, trains, and taxis?