So, why on earth do I want to give up driving my car?, you may ask. Here are some of the reasons:
- Cost of owning a car - first comes the car payments. Then periodical car maintenance: sometimes small, sometimes BIG. Ever rising gas price. Auto insurance. etc. etc.
- Environmental implications - learning about Peak Oil made me want to somehow decrease my dependence on oil. I didn't want to freak out and not know what to do when the gas price hits 15, 20, 50 dollars per gallon.
Then something special happened. I entered and got selected to be the participant of the Zipcar Low-Car Diet Seattle!! It means that I agree to give up driving my car for a month starting September 14th. I will either walk, bike, use public transportation, carpool or use a Zipcar if I absolutely need to drive to get to places.
Excited? Yes. Anxious? Oh Yes.