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Old 12-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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My city is 70,000, and more than 100 miles from a larger city. Not a problem without a car. City bus service has four routes, a bus every half hour. I use it rarely, because it is easy to find housing within walking distance of supermarket. Flat level ground and easy street grid, so walking is easy. Bicycle would also be easy and efficient.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:00 PM
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My family actually lived carless in Miami Beach for many years growing up do to the excellent bus system. As an adult I was without a car for almost 6 months and used Metrorail & a express bus service to get me from the northern suburbs where I lived to my job in the southern suburbs. The commute would take about a hour but you can live in Miami without a car.

PS: I currently live in Orlando and the bus system is horrendous here with 1 hour service in most places & no covered bus shelters. Some stops don't even have bus benches but just a a pole and a sign to stand next too.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:23 PM
Location: South St Louis
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A lot of people are car-free in St. Louis thanks to the Metro light rail and bus system. But until further expansion of the system occurs, there will be destinations that remain out of reach without a car.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:55 PM
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I've been doing it in my current town for over a year and it's no trouble, really. I also did it for several years in a similarly sized town in middle Tennessee, and while just doable, it was nowhere near as easy as it is here. Not even close.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:32 AM
Location: Savannah GA
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I was having this conversation with somebody here in Savannah just yesterday. Many people live here without a car. We're a relatively compact city, completely flat, built on a strict city grid with dedicated bike lanes --- and an EXCELLENT 24/7 transit service. It may not always be most convenient, but you absolutely CAN live car-free in Savannah GA ... a rarity in the South.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
Are the circulator buses in DC free?

Also just curious on the 500 savings? Is that after PT - Did you use a monthly pass or pay as you go?

Dupont and working DT could be done pretty easily it would seem. Probably one of the better areas for a car free lifestyle especially if you workin the city core
When I lived there the only Circulator Bus was run by a private company and contracted out I believe by the Georgetown merchants association to run between the Metro stations and through the Georgetown commercial district (which doesn't have a Metro station), and it was free. I have been back and noticed the fleet of Circulator buses around town which seem tourist oriented in terms of where they run but not sure if they're free or not. They probably are because the premise is more short hop versus point A to point B. The Dupont Circle/West End/Logan Circle/Foggy Bottom neighborhoods are really ideal for working Downtown (and also in Georgetown) as they're within a thirty minute or less walk on a nice day or a short trip via Metro or Circulator. The $500 savings is based on car payment, insurance, gas, parking costs and maintenance. I didn't utilize Metro that often since so much is walkable, so I paid as I went along.
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