Life without a car in the US: Easy living or scraping by?
September 20, 2006 1:47 AM Subscribe
Besides NYC, what are the best American cities to live in--for a non-driver?
posted by QueSeraSera to travel & transportation around New York, NY (55 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Background: I've been spoiled by my experience in Tokyo where the subways/trains are frequent, timely, clean, and can get you in a short walk's range of pretty much anywhere. A car is unnecessary and impractical for day-to-day life in the city, and those that have them tend to be car lovers and/or wealthy.
The Sitch: I'm planning a move back to the US and wondered if I could possibly continue my car-free lifestyle in a place with excellent public transportation. I'm looking for a city where shops are in walking distance of home and people of all income levels use public transport to communte to work... and where it's not too uncommon to not have a car.
The Question: I'm aware of NYC, but are there any other American cities with comparable public transportation systems? Please share your personal experiences with me!
I hate driving. HATE it! I have poor vision and a poor sense of direction, and if I could have my way, would never ever drive again.