What's Your One?
There’s one everywhere you look.
If you live, work, shop or play in Arlington, then you’re bound to have at least ONE trip you can take without a car. Maybe it’s a bike ride to the office. Or a walk to the store. You could take an ART bus to dinner. Or Metro to the movies.
Whatever your One is, you can start saving money, improving your health and cleaning the environment as soon as you find it. That’s what the Car-Free Diet is all about – each time you take even ONE trip without a car, you can experience the benefits of the Car-Free Diet.
So what’s your One? If you already have a car-free trip you like to take, tell us about it in the comments section below. Or read what your friends and neighbors are posting for ideas on some Ones (or Twos, or Threes) you’d like to try!
- September 15, 2012, 8:36 PM
I walk back and forth to class at Marymount in Ballston. Saves time and headaches parking and it helps get mentally prepared on the way and to process the material on the way home.
- John Flack
- September 16, 2012, 11:03 PM
I've been riding my bike to work a few days a week when weather permits. I'm usually car-free. I don't own a car, but I do borrow or rent one occasionally. But it still gives me a smile to see my usual bus pull into Rosslyn from my office after riding in on the bike.
- November 7, 2012, 8:54 AM
My wife and I take the bus or bike to work. We just got racks and panniers for our bikes, so our cargo doesn't need to go on our backs anymore. We have biked to church and to shop. It is the best way to get to local business (hello Papillon Cycles!) We have one little-used car, so when we go away separately, only one of us uses a car.
- Alan Budde
- November 30, 2012, 4:30 PM
I spend all the money I save on vacation! A trip to Europe is more fun than driving in bad traffic anyway.
- O C
- December 25, 2012, 2:19 AM
I like to run errands - literally. I can get in my morning jog and run to the bank or a drugstore in the same trip. It saves me time sitting in traffic later or looking for a parking spot.
- February 13, 2013, 3:14 PM
my one is LOCATION! live 30 feet from work. 35 feet from favorite bar. (no drinking and driving ever) 2 blocks from Potomac Yard. OOPS I'm in Alexandria. But I am on a car free diet 24/7.
- May 2, 2013, 3:27 PM
I walk to Farmers Markets 3 days a week
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