8 Years Car Free

This is my eighth year car free. I sold my car on a whim while living in Baltimore in 2010 after a busted water cooler led to an expensive repair on my Prius.  Well, it wasn’t exactly on a whim. I was getting fat after […]

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Lessons from South Florida’s Brightline Train

MiamiCentral Station

I recently took the new Brightline train between Miami and West Palm Beach. Touted as America’s first privately funded high-speed rail service, its first phase currently serves downtown Miami, downtown Ft. Lauderdale and downtown West Palm Beach. Expansion plans for Orlando and Tampa are in […]

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Car Free in Miami

Car Free America has been on hiatus, but now it’s back. I relocated for work this past winter and I’m now car free in Miami. How does it compare to Dallas? Here’s my run down: Awesome things: I find myself using Miami’s metro for useful […]

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Interview with Streetfilm’s Clarence Eckerson

Streetfilm's Clarence Eckerson

Clarence Eckerson has spent more than a decade documenting complete street best practices all over the world with Streetfilms. Produced by OpenPlans, a 501c3 non-profit organization, Streetfilms produces educational videos about sustainable mobility and interviews the policy makers, planners, and engineers responsible for creating these […]

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How To Be Car Free In Dallas

When I moved from Baltimore to Dallas, many people told me I’d have to buy a car in order to survive here. Taking a quick look at a map of DFW, I thought they were right. The metro sprawls in every direction.  Much of the […]

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The Benefits of Being Car Free

When I sold my car in 2010 and began my car free lifestyle while living in Baltimore, I expected a little cost savings, a little more physical activity and a couple interesting stories from the experience. Instead, I got a life changing reduction in expenses, […]

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