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I'm going car free for this week - with gas prices at record highs and parking tickets adding up, I'm going to re-imagine life in LA without a car as a way to improve my health and save money.

I'll take my car key off my key ring and load some value on my TAP card today and I won't get behind the wheel again until next Monday, July 14.

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  • Tom Maybrier

    Okay, I've done it! Going car free for a week in LA was way easier than I thought it would be. I took Metro light rail, the bus and carpooled to work, grocery stores near and far, errands and even Manhattan Beach. I spent a lot more time reading and listening to books, talking to my fellow riders and seeing my city at a slower but more active physical pace. That Southern California sunshine isn't overrated, folks. It's summertime and it's beautiful out, so if you're considering going car-free for a week, do it! You won't regret the perspective shift and your body and the air will thank you!

    Here's the experience by the numbers:

    CO2 emissions diverted (est): 20 lbs
    Gas savings (est): -$20
    Public Transit fares: $10
    Average Miles walked per day: 6
    Average trip time: 40 mins
    Audiobooks finished: 1 (8h 21m)
    Paper pages read: 102