frugalfurguy Posted February 1, 2007 Share Posted February 1, 2007 It's now less than two months till I get to celebrate 10 years since I divorced my car (I mean the date I sold the car I owned--or that owned me--not that I haven't ridden in a car since). You hear of folks that are social drinkers. I'm largely a social automotive rider. Most of those times I've gotten into a car since my divorce from one it's been because that's a convenient way to be with somebody, not because I really needed the ride of myself. I believe it's been something of an achievement. I don't live in New York or San Francisco or Portland, US cities whose transit systems and street layout make car-free living relatively simple. I live in a city that worships fast cars and fast food--enough so that they get stuck in traffic headed to the drive in. Meantime I'm pedaling down the side to fetch my whole-wheat flour or walking downtown to farmers' market. I prefer bikes and slow food! I dismissed my car between Bush I's Gulf War and Bush II's invasion and occupation. I ditched my car in part to object to such actions. As usual I was outvoted. But I intend to keep voting my values in my daily pedaling. I also intended it as a vote against more sprawl development. During the almost five years I've worked my current job, there've been a few orchards to pedal through still between the city I live in and the city I work in. But that little green belt's become increasingly thin as more've been chopped down to make room for driveways, streets and parking lots. Once again, I've been outvoted. One less car! Here's to another 10 years! frugalfurguy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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