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  •  But it still means using a car. (0+ / 0-)

    I agree that for many casual users, Zipcar is a very good option.

    But the diarist and many others here suggest a total elimination of private passenger car usage.

    •  If you don't have a car and use rentals (0+ / 0-)

      and public transit, you become a whole lot more disciplined about your car use. I got rid of my car and switched to walking, public transit, and zipcars a couple of years ago (of course I had that choice because of where I live (DC) so this option only works for some). I found that I quickly became much more efficient and careful about my car usage. The diarist is painting a very idealistic picture of a car-free world but there probably is an in-between more pragmatic solution where cars continue to exist but play a smaller role in our daily existence rather than the central role that they now play. . .

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