Today I earned 85 citizen points on Ann Arbor's A2 Fix-it website. It was easy. All I did was log a complaint about this gigantic water feature in the middle of the "dedicated bicycle infrastructure" I use as part of my ride to work.
Just like that, it's here. There's the white stuff. There's the brisk winds. There's the temps in the teens. Our first "winter" commute was a slow slog in single digits. The best part? J-man loves it. At least for now.
It's official. We're car free. We were looking at ways to donate the Honda and just decided to get it on Craigslist and be done with it. And just like that, we're car free.
It's been a mild Michigan winter so far. Very mild. We had an eight inch "snow event" days before Thanksgiving, but that's the only real signs of winter so far and any evidence of its presence left within mere days. Winter is looming, though, and eleven days in Alaska was a reminder of what we might find once our car-free winter asserts itself.
In my last post, I described some of the things that make me nervous about going car free. However, as much as I worry, I’m also pretty excited about this possibility. Here’s a list of some reasons why:
As we’ve been making the transition to car-free, or car-light, I’ve been thinking a lot about what that change will mean to our routines and the usual ways we go about our lives. We already rely on our bikes quite a bit. I bike commute to work daily (round trip of about 8 miles)...