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Steven's action: Have a car-free day once a week

This will force you to think about how much you use your car and get you to be less reliant on it, saving you money, reducing your emissions, and possibly also leading to a less stressful day once a week.
Step 1: Figure out when you drive and where read more
Keep a log of where you drive and when for two weeks.
May 26, 2009
Since I work from the SixLinks offices, which happen to be right above the SixLinks cafe, the SixLinks kitchen, and the SixLinks bar.. as well as my bedroom and the back yard, there's not much to do for my commute than climb a set of stairs.

So in a lot of ways, I already do this guide - I drive maybe one day a week as it is. But, in the spirit of this guide, I'm picking a car-free day to actually follow, regardless!

I'm gonna start with... Thursday.
Completed on May 26, 2009 at 11:43 a.m.
Step 2: Pick one day a week that you can get by without the car read more
Think about what trips could be combined or eliminated. Maybe you could do all your errands on one day. Look into public transit, biking, walking, and carpooling. Try to use that information to figure out a day you can get by without driving. Make commitment to it and stick with it.

If it's not possible for you right now, try to at least complete the drive less guide, and then try this guide again in a few months. Perhaps decide to not drive after you get home from work a couple days a week or work to make only 1 trip to the grocery store a week.
Completed on May 26, 2009 at 11:43 a.m.
Step 3: Stick to it read more
If an occasional thing comes up and you need to cheat, that's fine. Try to give up a different day that week. If you find you keep running into issues, try to pick a new day by starting at step 1 again. Once you're confident you can stick with your chosen day off of driving, you are done.
June 3, 2009
So I'm currently going with Thursday as my car-free way to be day. We'll see how it goes! Calling this one stuck-to after a month of thursday driving-free days!
June 27, 2009
Made it, checking it off!
Completed on June 27, 2009 at 6:21 p.m.
All Done!
Tomo Says:Great Job!
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