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Old 06-28-2008, 05:01 PM
j33
 
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Not-having-a-car is the new not-having-a-TV.
Haha, isn't that the truth, if I had a nickel for every self-righteous hipster I've heard declare 'I don't have a car', I could probably afford to buy a Hummer (and pay for the gas). I've lived in Chicago without a car since before it was trendy not to have one and doing so has become much easier with the introduction of Zip Car and IGO, so plan to keep it that way even now that I make enough money to be able to afford one (I just love the hourly car rental system and use it about once a month). However, I absolutely maintain that the best city to live without a car in the US is New York City (specifically, Manhattan), that is, if you can afford the insane rents.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Default They aren't free with the Monthly pass....

Maybe you mean the light rail muni trains. However, I wonder how many people really get ticketed for riding the cable cars.

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Last time I checked the cable car ride is free with the $45 MUNI monthly pass
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Wink What makes them self-righteous???

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Haha, isn't that the truth, if I had a nickel for every self-righteous hipster I've heard declare 'I don't have a car', I could probably afford to buy a Hummer (and pay for the gas). I've lived in Chicago without a car since before it was trendy not to have one and doing so has become much easier with the introduction of Zip Car and IGO, so plan to keep it that way even now that I make enough money to be able to afford one (I just love the hourly car rental system and use it about once a month). However, I absolutely maintain that the best city to live without a car in the US is New York City (specifically, Manhattan), that is, if you can afford the insane rents.

I wonder if people think I am a self-righteous hipster since I decided to sell my car years ago. There were several reasons behind my decision, but why on earth is that self-righteous??? If you don't have a car, and someone invites you to the far suburbs, what is wrong with declining by saying that is too far for me since I don't drive.

Could you be reading into their statement?
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I wonder if people think I am a self-righteous hipster since I decided to sell my car years ago. There were several reasons behind my decision, but why on earth is that self-righteous??? If you don't have a car, and someone invites you to the far suburbs, what is wrong with declining by saying that is too far for me since I don't drive.

Could you be reading into their statement?
It's self righteous if you talk about it constantly to show how indie you are
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:56 PM
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It is self righteous an annoying if you are like this guy.

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(I haven't owned a car for most of my adult life, I just don't think it is necessary to make a big deal about it)
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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San Francisco is great. I'm one of those that happily sold my van when I moved here a couple of years ago. Muni buses and trains run very frequently and take you anywhere in town. I mostly walk everywhere. Portland is a great city for walking and transit. Seattle's traffic is almost as bad as LA's. Seattle has a good transit system but they crawl along the streets with the rest of the traffic. San Francisco's climate is great, too.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I guess, I can't be self righteous since I don't know what indie is. But I hope that I can get hip enough to learn the lingo :-( So I know when the hippies are around me. LOL.

Oh well, for the most part no one thinks that I am cool when I don't have a car, they just feel sorry for me lugging groceries up these hills and carrying my laundry to the laundry. But thanks for the info guys! (or gals!)
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Probably New York City... public transportation is excellent there.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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I would say Manhattan (not all of NYC) because honestly if your living in Staten Island your gonna need your car. San Fran is also good.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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Right now Chicago would be better since the weather here is very good!@
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