We sold our car on November 12, 2010 as part of a goal to simplify our life.
Giving up vehicle ownership was scary. Scary not because we miss having a car – our lifestyle makes it easy to go without – but because we are born and bred North Americans and everyone needs a car, right? Wrong.
We live in downtown Vancouver. We walk everywhere: for groceries, to visit the library, movies, walks on the sea wall, to take our son to the park. Our car was mostly used to visit family that live in the suburbs. We still plan on visiting them but we will use public transportation, ZipCar or car rentals to get there. We’re excited about this new journey and the freedom of not owning a car.
I’m tracking our use and spending on transportation to see if it is a cost savings, neutral or more expensive. To check in on our progress check out our transportation budget here.
Thinking about getting rid of your car? Check out Tammy Strobel from RowdyKittens’ Simply Car-free for inspiration and how-to.