During October, 15 individuals from around the San Francisco will give up their cars as part
of a Low-Car Diet
program (a diet Weblog's Sarah Gilbert
went on back in July). The idea should demonstrate the ease of living in transit-friendly Bay Area. Each participant will have their car keys locked away for 30 days. They have pledged to use alternative forms of transportation, such as bicycles, busses, trolleys, ridesharing and walking. They were also given a membership to Flexcar
, an program that offers on-demand access to a fleet of low-emission vehicles.
San Francisco is well-suited to such a test. There are mass-transit stops in most neighborhoods, and most amenities such as restaurants, night life and food stores are within walking distance.
[Source: Carbon Free]