I’ve just given up my car, mainly due to the cost, and the fact I didn’t use the car that much. Most of the journeys I make can be made by bike or public transport. I’d been putting off selling it, as I’ve not been well, and also I do use it for church stuff. But when I worked out how much it costs me each month, I could pay for taxis and occasionally cars easily within the money I save.
There are many problems solved by this approach:
- I save a lot of cash
- I do more exercise
- I’m more connected with my surroundings – I’m enjoying the outside more
- I don’t have the road rage aggro or parking anxiety
- I’m no longer expected to give lots of lifts, so I save time
The downside will be in the rainy spells – but I live in a dry part of the country, so it’s easier. Hills are also a problem. But so far, so good.