So, a little while back, I gave my car to some close friends of mine, and have been living without a vehicle for the last two weeks. There have definitely been a few snags in dealing without a vehicle, and as the summer heat comes more often, I’ve been cursing the fact that Brockville has a weak public transit system. If I was living in Ottawa, living without a car wouldn’t be an issue, but Brockville is definitely a different story.
I’m hoping in the coming weeks to purchase a bike that I can use to get around, and maybe a bigger backpack to transfer goods around. I’m also going to budget some funds to use a taxi when certain things come up.
Even with buying a bike, and funding some taxi trips, I still should be spending less money on transportation than I was before, and giving myself more incentive to exercise, which will help my weight loss goals.
By the end of the summer, I hope to have a decent system in place, and by creating one, I’ll no longer feel the tug of the convenience that was being a car owner.