They say there is no way to survive in Los Angeles without a car. I beg to differ.
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As a child in the Midwest, I always dreamed of living in a vibrant neighborhood of a big city, where I could take the subway to work in a highrise downtown. Today I am living out this dream in the city I love most–Los Angeles.
2013 greeted me with a new job opportunity in Downtown Los Angeles. My new gig was just a quick hop on the subway out of Koreatown to DTLA or a quick bike ride down 7th Street. It was becoming evident that my old Honda wasn’t really needed anymore. After weighing the pros and cons, I said farewell to the old car and committed myself to the lifestyle of biking and taking the metro around town.
Getting around LA without a car is easier than many realize. Here, I share my experience on how going carless is possible. However, this blog doesn’t focus solely on getting around LA through biking, metro and rideshare services. I also share experiences I have and sights I see that are easy to miss when you’re in a car. To me, that is how one becomes intimate and falls in love with the city. I will also share events and restaurants that I think are notable.
This incredible city has a soul more colorful that what can be seen through a windshield. These are the stories of the characters I encounter, the adventures I have, the eateries I try, and my ever-growing love for this city. This is my Los Angeles, as experienced through my tap card and bike saddle.
Stop by and visit for new posts weekly. I hope you are inspired to give the car-free lifestyle a try!