If this is your first time reading this blog I recommend you start with the first one .
** Disclaimer – I’m probably a lot crazier than most people as I tend to walk/bike all over the place and distances don’t really phase me. As such, many things I find common and easy to do could very likely be tough and inconvenient for others. This is clearly not a “how to” for going car-less but rather “how I” manage to do it .**
Well I never said I could do this without ever needing a vehicle. This weekend my girlfriend was back in town and I had holiday get-togethers with friends and family (all of these occurring outside City limits). So I decided it was time to do my first car-free vehicle rental. And wow, are weekend rates incredibly cheap, only $10 per day. Of course you need to add insurance and gas to the price but for the use I was getting out of the car this was far cheaper than a taxi. The best thing about not owning a vehicle, is when you do rent you have the option of treating yourself to something a little nicer than you may have had before. For me it was heated seats... wow fantastic! It did feel odd having the freedom to go where I wanted when I wanted and yes I took advantage of the few days I had with a vehicle. I did some shopping for heavy stuff and managed to fit in some work visits I had planned as well. All in the cost was approx. $120 with gas and I put just over 250 km on the car. Works out to about $0.48 per km which is a bit pricey but as it’s a rare occurrence this is cheaper than $350 + gas per month to own a car. All and all I think renting for the weekend turned out to be a great option for the car-less. But now it’s back to having no car.
With holidays coming up, the blogs may be a bit less frequent, but I’ll do my best to keep you updated on my holiday adventures sans auto!
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