Tuesday, September 19, 2006

carfree living in Edmonton

We haven't had a lot of local carfree news lately, but a quick search on Google news shows that carfree banter is ramping up in anticipation of World Carfree Day on September 22. Most of the press revolves around saving the planet or your pocketbook. We don't post most of it because, frankly, we are pretty tired of the carfee martyr spiel. We believe that the carfree lifestyle is a blessing, not a burden that we struggle with in hopes of saving the world.

The Edmonton Journal bucks the trend with a great article on families who went carfree and never looked back. We like it because it doesn't dwell on the potential savings and planet-saving. It doesn't paint carfree people as heroes or earth-conscious elite. The article also scores points for pointing out the trials and difficult choices involved in carfree life instead of side-stepping obstacles with broad-stroke recommendations like "shop locally" and "move downtown". Like any lifestyle change, going carfree impacts every aspect of your life and this article hits that.

Enjoy, and don't forget to add a little celebration to your carfree trips on friday for World Carfree Day!

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