15 Days Car-Free

Looking back over the digital breadcrumbs that Google sprinkles along my daily travels, I realized this morning that I haven’t driven our car at all for the last 15 days.

This hasn’t been part of some grand plan; I’ve simply been able to get around by bicycle and bus for the last two weeks (I did get a car ride home from a friend last week, so I’ve not been completely car-free).

Ironically, this streak will be broken this afternoon when Oliver and I drive out to Green Party HQ in Sherwood to do some volunteer data entry door-to-door brochure drop-off: we’ve both been nursing colds, so cycling out is simply too much, and the bus schedule has an unfortunate midday absence of buses to Sherwood on Saturdays.


Ton Zijlstra's picture
Ton Zijlstra on October 19, 2019 - 12:16 Permalink

That's a good score though, and judging from reading your blog, you've certainly made the change to where taking the car isn't the default assumption. Which is what counts most, going forward. (Although it might be you would have to overcome that assumption every spring when the snow goes away..)

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on October 19, 2019 - 17:00 Permalink

What to do about the winter is a topic I’ve been thinking a lot about. Public transit is still an option, of course. I’m going to cycle as long into fall as I can. And then perhaps a lot more walking.

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Clark on October 21, 2019 - 09:54 Permalink

Only safely possible in Charlottetown proper unfortunately.