Other Carless Chicagoans
“Navigating city life without owning a car”
This heartening recent Sun-Times article proves that Yours Truly is not the only brave soul to call Chicago home without the added burden of owning a car. Props go especially to one interviewee who says about her former $60,000 Lexus,
“But how could I possibly justify that to drive a mile and park in my garage for almost $300? It just doesn’t make sense.”
Other posts you might like from Chicago Carless:
I-(didn't)-GO: Why We Chose Zipcar
Though I don't drive, my boyfriend and workmates do. Tagging along through their experiences with Chicago's two car-sharing services, the for-profit Zipcar and nonprofit I-GO, it was easy to figure out which company offered the better customer-service experience. Hint: in the private sector, the customer is always right.
Zipcar over I-GO: A Paper-Thin Advantage
This weekend, Devyn and I took a 35-mile trip through the Chicago suburbs with Zipcar. Using the for-profit car sharing service was a much more pleasant, customer-friendly experience than using the nonprofit I-Go service that my job uses. Here's why.
Independence Does Not Own A Car
The front-page story in today's Sun-Times chronicles a northwest side paralegal, Melissa Monroy, who has decided to dump her car to get to work. The way she is quoted in the article, you would think not having a car in Chicago--the city with the second largest train, bus, and commuter rail system in America is a death sente...