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Any 100% car free members?
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How  many people here are 100% car free? Not part-time or just for those "larger" items some believe only owning a car can deliver, or so they can visit family somewhere else, or they are so happy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB (7+ miles) Jan 22, 2013.

North Shore Trails to Wisconsin... conditions?
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Last Saturday I attempted to ride from Logan Square to Wisconsin on the North Shore Channel Trail and was planning on connecting to the Green Bay Trail and finally on to the Robert McClory. Does…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Comrade Cycles Jan 15, 2013.

 

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Jan 27, 2013
Uptown Joe replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Would you use this thing?
"Nope."
Jan 27, 2013
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"I just passed 20 years in Chicago and have never owned a car here.  I used public transport up until about 8 years ago and have been getting around almost solely by bike since then.  I do rent a few times a year to visit family and…"
Jan 22, 2013
Bryan McClaran replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"I haven't had a car or license for six years, my wife hasn't had a car in 4.5, but she doesn't bike (I'm working on it.) Other than moving, there hasn't been a "need a car" situation yet, and even a good portion of…"
Jan 22, 2013
yai danche replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"S, like I said, I have never owned my car.  So I've never paid attention to the costs of gas and whether restaurants have plentiful parking spots or not.  I got that $2000 figure from a 2007 Chicago magazine article for the average…"
Jan 21, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"i hope you didn't get that from my post. i'm about to embark on a family-making journey (should we be so blessed) and i see a future where our family will have a car because my wife-to-be is just way too tied to the idea of always having…"
Jan 21, 2013
S replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"yai danche said: It's not an either/or situation.  Having a drivers license and being able to have a car is not going to stop you from biking places.  If you can afford it, I'd suggest getting a license since there are quite a…"
Jan 21, 2013
Lanterne Rouge replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"Of course you don't need one. I'd hazard a guess that there are millions of families throughout the world without one. A car is a tool of convenience. Nobody can deny that. But, you gotta pay to play.  "
Jan 21, 2013
yai danche replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"i live less than 10 miles from work and grocery stores.  i'm lucky that when visiting friends in the suburbs, they're willing to pick me up and drop me off at the metra station.  when i go on vacation, i take that city's…"
Jan 21, 2013
Uptown Joe replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"+1 "
Jan 21, 2013
Peenworm "8 mile" Grubologist replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"I do think it's a bit amusing that there's this notion that if you have a family, you will need a car, mainly because I've got one and I don't. "
Jan 21, 2013
Peenworm "8 mile" Grubologist replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"There's a lot of ambient potential animosity basically everywhere ready to be deployed against anyone who does things on purpose.  "
Jan 21, 2013
Peenworm "8 mile" Grubologist replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"I've been entirely carless for I don't know how long, it was kind of gradual. I had a car that broke down, and then some months later I had it towed off, and never really felt any need to replace it. "
Jan 21, 2013
Nançois 8.5 replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"I have lived in Chicago since 1987 and have never owned a car. Although it never occurred to me to bike year-round until a few years ago. Was always a walk/public trans girl on the North side and don't have family in the burbs. Didn't rent…"
Jan 21, 2013
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"Excellent point. I consider myself car free as I haven't owned a car for several years. However I guess it would be more accurate to say that I'm car light to the point that renting for occasional use is more economical than…"
Jan 21, 2013
Nick W 7.0 mi. replied to Uptown Joe's discussion Any 100% car free members?
"It's all about balance. Well put. "
Jan 21, 2013

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