Personal mobility is a big part our lives, it often consumes a large percentage of our income. Over the 8+ years of this blog I’ve written about the many changes to my own transportation modes.
I had a car when I started, added a 49cc scooter after Katrina, got rid of the car in 2007, sold the scooter and bought a car in 2008 after my stroke, began using transit and then finally in April 2012 I sold my car.
Here are the posts:
- 9/2005: My Way of Dealing With Rising Gas Prices
- 7/2007: First Time in 25 Years, I Don’t Own A Car!
- 6/2008: My Beloved Honda Metropolitan Scooter Has Been Sold
- 7/2008: I Drove My Car Today
- 2/2010: No longer bus-averse
- 4/2012: I’m Car-Free…Again!
I have one more change, my boyfriend and I have been living together for more than two weeks and his car makes me part of a one-car household. Many one-car couples I know both drive the car, just depending upon who needs it. In our household, for now at least, he’ll be the sole driver.
This new status prompted me to look into some demographics of car ownership.
Interesting how the number of vehicles per household has increased over four decades even as the number of persons per household has decreased. However, the number of licensed drivers per household has increased. No surprise seeing the highest auto ownership in the Midwest.
Dave’s not averse to using transit so there will be times we will go places on the bus.
– Steve Patterson