What makes a great neighbourhood?

great neighbourhood, local communities, neighborhood, great neighborhood
This past Sunday, Brian and I got a chance to sample food from local restaurants and browse the goods of many local vendors during Car Free Day Vancouver.  It’s an annual event held around several Vancouver neighbourhoods and encourages residents (and visitors!) to leave their vehicles at home, reclaim the roads (if only for a little while) and enjoy a day out amongst the locals.  There was...

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Posted in: Philosophy

Questioning the necessities – Owning a car

Owning a car, car sharing, car, having a car, buying a car
Growing up, I lived the rural lifestyle. I believed that part of becoming an adult was owning my own car. Often, owning a car makes a log of sense in a rural setting. Sporadic transit and long distances between amenities can make car ownership logical. Now I live in the city, and as part of a growing urban population, the necessity of owning a car is something that can seriously be questioned. Costs...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy

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