18160Re: Yahoo! Groups: Welcome to CarFree. Visit today!
- Aug 31, 2007Sorry I didn't get this in before by post earlier today; I didn't notice it.
> INTRODUCTORY PROFILEThree years.
> 1. Which of the following best describes you? Please check one.
> __ I am car-free and have never owned a car
> 2. How long have you been either car-free or used non-automotive
> transport as your principle means of transportation?
> 3. What inspired your decision to reduce or end your reliance on theThey're UGLY, and make ugly cities. And building a sense of Place. And
environmental stuff too (ooh, like my exactitude?!). Sometimes I blog
about this at http://samwilson.id.au/
> 4. What factors have either impeded or inspired your decision to reduceIt's easier this way.
> your reliance on automotive transport?
> 5. Has your transportational choices had any discernible effect on yourNope. Friends sometimes get annoyed when I refuse lifts.
> family and friends?
> 6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being car-free and/orAdvantages: I take more notice of where I am, how fast I'm going; I'm more
> getting around without using a car?
likely to stop and sit in a place that would otherwise just zip past
Disadvantages: ummm... none.
> 7. Do you typically feel comfortable recommending car-free living to yourYes, but I don't like to come across as too evangelical or something. So
> friends and/or relatives? Why or why not?
I tend not to talk about it too much.
> 8. Have you experienced any adverse consequences of reducing orI've never lived with a car as being any major part of my life, so nothing
> eliminating your automotive dependency with regard to time and finances?
much has changed now. :-)
> 9. Have there been any benefits?Well, I do feel ALIVE... ;-) That's to do with living my beliefs I think.
> 10. In an ideal world, what role should the car play in the generalEmergency (fire/ambulance/etc.) only.
> transportation system?
> 11. Do you have any other personal or general thoughts you've care toCanberra, Australia.
> share on this topic?
> 12. Where do you live (city, state, country)?
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