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How to live well without owning a car : save money, breathe easier, and get more mileage out of life

Author: Chris Balish
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exposes the true costs of car ownership and explains how car-free living can lead to financial freedom.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Balish
ISBN: 1580087574 9781580087575 1950875768 9781950875764
OCLC Number: 67392563
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1: Why you're better off not owning a car. The car-free way to financial freedom --
The true financial costs of owning your car --
The quality-of-life costs of owning a car --
The environmental costs of cars --
But can you really live without a car? --
From car-dependent to car-free: my story --
Okay, but I'm still not ready to give up my car --
pt. 2: Getting to work without a car. Car-free commuting: it's easier than you think --
Should you move closer to where you work? --
Mass transit --
Carpooling and ridesharing --
Motorcycles and scooters --
Bicycling --
Walking --
Wardrobe, appearance, and grooming --
The trial run --
pt. 3: Non-work transportation. General strategies for non-work transportation --
Make your errands come to you --
The miracle of car sharing --
Rental car weekends --
Friends, relatives, and coworkers --
Socializing and dating without a car --
Special situations require creativity --
pt. 4: Living well without a car. Try going car-free for one week --
Taking the plunge: getting rid of your car --
The payoff: a richer, healthier, less stressed life --
Giving back: what to do with that extra time and money --
Advice for two- and three-car families --
Spread the word.
Responsibility: Chris Balish.
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Exposes the true costs of car ownership and explains how car-free living can lead to financial freedom.

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