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Can You Live Well Without A Car?

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Cityhop
Cityhop
Can You Live Well Without A Car?

Cityhop recently came across a great book on Amazon called How to live well without a  car.

What we liked about it is that the author doesn’t focus on the environmental benefits but on the incredible money savings from getting rid of the car.

Author, Chris Balish points out if you live on a good public transport route then spending money on car ownership is throwing money into a sewer. He points out the additional benefits from using public transport, the fact that it usually means a form of exercise - walking to and from a train station or bus stop. And once on the bus or train it’s a chance to listen to music or read a book.

Balish isn’t just saying use public transport he canvasses the other ways of moving about - like car share and car pool.

The most interesting aspect is what one can do with the money saved. People who have read the book and adapted as Balish has done, say they can now afford to have holidays in Tuscany for example!

Work it out for yourself - could you save a few thousands by getting rid of your car. Car share is now available in Auckland and Wellington means you can still have a car for an hour when you need it.

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