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Dude. Okay, I’m publishing this just in case there is anyone else out there who doesn’t know because this is a big fucking deal. My dumbass farm child self didn’t know how easy it was to live without a car until I first visited Boston at age 20. It changed my life. A life without expensive death monsters is possible.
A monthly pass that gives you unlimited use of the subway and buses is $75 in Boston. This is still a financial burden for most, certainly, but you spend only $75 per month on transportation expenses and you can go almost anywhere in the city in an hour or less via the train or buses. If you can find a job within the city, you will have no trouble getting to it. Basically, here’s all the places you can reach in Boston via the subways or one of the major bus routes:
Rough drawing in photoshop, but you get it. You have a very large scope to work with. It’s not just the downtown area at all.
For example, I live 3 blocks from a subway stop (admittedly one very far out from the city center because it’s in a much more affordable neighborhood) and then I take a 45-minute ride to work in East Cambridge. I walk about 5 blocks to work from the station. No expense for parking, gas, or maintenance ever needed. I just sit down, walk a few blocks, and arrive wherever I want to be. This is really helpful if you’re tired or under the influence of any substances. There is no designated driver among my friends.
Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and NYC all have subways and there are some other cities out there that have good light rails and bus systems. There’s a lot of articles out there about America’s Most Walkable cities. The only downside cost of living in a lot of these cities is high and growing, unfortunately. I wish there were more walkable communities because the ones that exist now can still be closed off to those who can’t afford to move there.
Still, yes, there are definitely places out there where you can live, work, and function just as well as people with cars if not better. Walking and public transit can be faster and is definitely healthier and cheaper.
Me too. The main reason I don’t drive is because it’s terrifying and I always end up crying and shutting down whenever I get to anything beyond an empty back road. I tried to learn when I was 16, 17, and 20 with several different teachers and just got too scared usually 2 or 3 months into it.
ALSO, I can’t see well out of my right eye because I was born cross-eyed and they didn’t heal right after surgery, so I should seriously not be allowed to operate one. It’s not safe for me or anyone else on the road with me because I cannot see on the right side of my fucking face. I know there are so many people out there with similar or worse vision problems. God forbid if you don’t have full use of your arms or legs because you need all of those to operate the damn things too.
I used to live in a rural area, so I couldn’t leave my house without a friend or relative driving me. I’m pretty sure it’s one of the main reasons I’m the socially-challenged piece of shit I am now. I don’t know how to interact with people because I couldn’t leave my farm and I only know how to interact with cats.
But now I’m just venting.
Terribly expensive high speed heavy metal death chambers that can only be driven by the fully able-bodied portion of the population who can afford to fuel and maintain them… I hate them.
And I know some people like driving and like being able to live in isolated areas and whatnot, and y’all can have fun, but they way American society is built around cars is pure fucking evil. It’s quite hard to function if you don’t or can’t have one. My #1 favorite thing about Boston is that I don’t need a car here and everything I need to survive is within walking distance or subway distance. I wish there were more places like Boston because I am so fucking lucky and so many other people are not. Could you imagine all of the money families could save if they didn’t have a car??? Or all of the people with vision and movements problems who could live more independently?? Same for people with anxiety that prevents them from driving.
I cannot wait until the Google car and other driverless cars comes out. So many people will be able to live more independently, and so many lives will be saved from all of the drunk and reckless drivers. Fucking christ.
So, yes, thank you for asking, friend.
"i was born in the wrong generation" i say as i steal my grandkids hoverboards because fuck you i was promised these years ago
How can I be racist if I work with blacks
How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.
i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
the west lost its way with no room for clemency
If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?
i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…
I’m not racist, blacks just need to stop complaining
Living in the past and white people blaming
I work hard, no handouts for every little fraction
If white privilege isn’t fair, then how is affirmative action?