Up until recently I always considered JT and I crazy. Crazy that is for having only one car. We totally make it work but some days I know it can be frustrating for JT, not having that freedom. We live in the City of St. Louis and are close to all facets of public transit. The metrolink (our light rail system) is only a ten minute drive from our house and JT can catch the metrolink under his building downtown, talk about convenience, plus the money we save is astronomical. It’s a BIG reason/factor I am able to stay home. Not so long ago it was the way it was, my mom tells me when I was a baby they only had one car, back then people didn’t look at you as though you have 4 eyes. Some people even think we are nuts, “Oh I couldn’t do that” or “You guys are crazy, why would you want to do that” simply put because we have to, but now that gas prices are where they are, I am so happy that we are a one car family. We save in gas, insurance, tag renewal costs and ultimately repairs.
Want to see what others say on the topic, Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer wrote an article on BlogHer yesterday. Pretty interesting. I wish I lived in one of those small European communities she mentions sometimes (Erika you are so lucky).