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living without a car possible? Not only is it possible, it is
safer, better for the environment, saves energy, reduces hassles
and costs less.
is possible to live without a car or with limited use of a car in
many parts of North America. Large cities, smaller towns and
tourist destinations are all areas where driving isn't necessary.
Public transportation, biking, walking and car sharing are some of
the methods that can be used as alternatives to driving.
Atlas has written a series of articles about some of these areas,
outlining how to live a relaxing, sustainable lifestyle without
having to count on a car for daily activities.
are the first few of these destinations. Check this page
frequently for as we will be adding more places where living
without a car is possible.
in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains
about 25 miles northwest of Denver. Boulder is an active
community that is surrounded by publicly owned open space.
Because Boulder is a compact community (basically eight miles
across), it is fairly easy for bicyclists to reach most areas
of the city. There is a system of trails and parks that the
general public can access for recreation year round.
is home to the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) which
creates a diverse culture and activities such as the Colorado
Shakespeare Festival, the World Affairs Conference, academic
lectures, speakers from across the globe, film festivals,
athletic events of all types and more. There are
approximately 30,000 students, and approximately 7,000
faculty and Staff.
offer many types of cuisine ranging from continental, French,
Italian, Mexican, Ethiopian, Thai, Chinese, Nepalese, and
many others. One of the last operating Chautauqua centers is
alive and well on the west side of Boulder at one of the
major access points to Boulder Open Space.
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very affordable city in which to live, Cleveland has
outstanding major league sports, music of all types, and
legitimate theatre. Cleveland is also well known for its high
quality health care.
has big-city amenities, culture, attractions and diversity, but
with smaller-city costs of living. Housing options are
extensive but not expensive. The
region has a growing economy in health care/biomedical, graphic
design design, filmmaking, visual arts, renewable/alternative
information technologies, machine tools and other sectors.
There are numerous walkable, transit-friendly neighborhoods and
inner-ring "streetcar suburbs.”
excellent public transportation system, with 10 routes
operating 24 hours a day, and lots of in-town and suburban
neighborhoods within an easy walk of both transit and shopping
make Cleveland a good choice for a place to live without
needing to own a car. --Read
you love being near the mountains, in a city that combines a
wealth of visual and performing arts and shopping with easy
access to the outdoors?
Denver may be the right choice for you. With 6 light rail
lines, lots of shopping, the University of Colorado less than
an hour away in Boulder, and lots to do, Denver is never dull.
When you want to leave Denver, Regional Transit District (RTD)
buses take you nearly anywhere in the region.
is a stimulating city with 300 days of annual sunshine,
year-round adventure and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains in
its backyard. From a thriving arts and culture scene, world
class attractions and endless shopping possibilities, to
nationally recognized chefs, exciting nightlife and abundant
outdoor recreation, Denver welcomes you to experience, explore
and discover how the Mile High City will awaken your senses
like nowhere else. Mild weather, outdoor recreation, exciting
nightlife, tantalizing restaurants, history & culture, lots
of shopping, world class attractions - what more could you
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with a population of 98,000, is
great mid-sized city to live. It’s a tourist destination and
wonderful place to live all year round. The city climbs
to 500 feet above Lake Superior with most of the city built on
the hillside where lake views are splendid. Duluth is a
regional medical center, has four colleges, its own symphony
orchestra, international shipping and a thriving tourist
offers acres of green park space, sailing, a regional
Spirit Mountain ski facility, hiking and biking trails, two
27-hole public golf courses and two private 18-hole clubs. The
city also has miles of intercity beaches on Park Point and 14
trout streams within the city limits that flow into Lake
parks and attractions are accessible by bus, including the Lake
Superior Zoo, Great Lakes Aquarium, Maritime Center/Aerial Lift
Bridge, cultural centers, movie theaters, public libraries and
you have a favorite area where you can live without driving? Let
us know. Perhaps, we can spotlight it in a future article. E-mail
with your comments or suggestions.
welcomes Steve Atlas founder of carfreeamerica.org
as its newest contributing writer.
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where it is possible to live without or with limited use of a car