Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Hello World!

Carfree Ann Arbor is a resource for the growing number of people in town who are choosing a lifestyle that doesn't require driving and all the associated expenses.Here you will find tips, tricks, hints, news flashes, recommendations, updates, announcements, product reviews and anything else that supports Ann Arborites seeking a carfree lifestyle. We try to hit on a wide variety of issue including, kids & family, shopping, commuting, vacations, moving, safety, recommended routes, and anything else we can think of.

Hopefully, you will not only find some of this information useful, but you will be willing to throw out a few ideas of your own. If you've got a good idea, a question, or a suggestion, comment on one of the write-ups (this one preferably) and we'll add it to the list.

Enjoy the ride,Scott

Update: you can also send ideas, requests, etc to cfa2ATpedalsongDOTnet

4 comments:

grendel said...

Great site!

As winter begins it's frightening march towards us, NOW is a good time to start getting ready for the cold. Anyone who has done a lot of cold weather biking knows that it's perfectly comfortable riding in single digit temperatures. In fact, I think I'm probably warmer on my bike than I am in my car.

Now would be a great time to start compiling a list of gear and tips for getting people through the winter. 'cause if you stop riding in November, chances are you'll be driving until April.

Bruce Fields said...

Ken and I put together a collection of winter cycling advice at some point:

http://www.fieldses.org/~bfields/wbwc_carfree_wiki/Winter_bicycling.html

(Feel free to cannibalize it. It should find some better place to live.)

Scott said...

Ugh! the leaves haven't even turned yet and we are already talking about Old Man Winter.

But it is true that a little preparation gos a long way towards managing a carfree winter commute. I'll start putting together some tips on biking, walking, and waiting for the bus in the snow and slush. The WBWC wiki has a lot of info to work with.

If others have ideas on dealing with winter weather, please submit them to cfa2atpeldasongdotnet.

Sara Sandstedt said...

Do you have any ideas on car free pet ownership?

If your black lab is sick, how do you get him to the vet? What about the plain old routine vet visits and obedience classes?