What does it take to live without a car in Oklahoma City? We're trying to find out. We support walkability and alternative transportation options!
So what are you going to do when you're older and can't walk as well as you do now? What if you're not feeling well but not sick enough to skip work or can't skip work? What do you do?
I'll answer your questions one at a time:1. Being older doesn't necessarily mean being less mobile or immobile; I see people of all ages walking and waiting at the bus stops. Also, one of the major themes of this blog is advocating for improved pedestrian infrastructure, meaning that we have sidewalks and crosswalks that are designed to suit the needs of anyone who can't afford a car or chooses not to use one. 2. Walking usually makes me feel better in the mornings. I feel more awake, alert, and ready to face the day. If someone isn't able to take off work for being sick, a car isn't going to make that better for them. Also, if they are ill and taking medication, getting behind the wheel can be dangerous for them and others around them. Our lifestyle may not be for everybody, but if we can improve conditions for everyone, particularly those who cannot afford a car or do not want to own a car, then we feel that we're helping improve our city.
John, I loved this post! Thanks for sharing practical and useful information. I know I don't live in OKC, but I do live in the downtown of my city and I've been driving less and less since we moved here. I find that this post is applicable to any city. Also, thanks for being so fearless when it comes to vlogging. It completely intimidates me. Great video.
Thanks, Laura! I'm glad you found it useful. I watch a lot of vloggers and it seemed like fun. I need to put the camera right in front of my notes though so I don't look so shifty!