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Well, to carry out the goal of going carless in Phoenix, Arizona I’ve made it a point to research and read as many articles as I could find  (Google / Bing) about how to go carless.  I read  “how to” articles of going carless in Seattle, going carless in San Francisco, Boston and Maryland, just to name a few!  But I did not find nor have I read articles about going carless in Phoenix, Arizona.

So, you’re probably asking, how does one go without a car in Phoenix, Arizona?

A Bicycle is a great form of transportation. 

  • I use my bicycle to carry my groceries.  I have two side packs that will fit a full bag of groceries.
  • I use my bicycle to commute daily to/from work, about eleven miles one way.  I pack my clothes (it helps if your roll them and place them in a plastic bag) the night before.
  • I purchased a bicycle cargo trailer to transport large-sized items such as 25 lb. bags of dog food, and who knows what else.

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Walking is another great form of transportation. 

  • I now walk to places close to where I live: the movies, the mall, museum, civic center.  On those sunny, hot Arizona days I carry my “Go-Lite” reflective umbrella and lots of water.

Will I go completely carless in Phoenix, Arizona?  I am still working / researching ways to carry out this.  For one thing, I’ve cut way back on gas, I don’t get stuck in traffic, I’m helping the environment, and the daily exercise puts me in a better mood.  Stay tuned for updates as I hopefully reach my goal of “carless in Phoenix, Arizona.”