Tag Archives: car-free

Data Nerd: Transportation Expenses Updated

My 2012 post analyzing my transportation expenses is making the rounds on twitter again, so I thought I’d update the charts. Although the cost of driving in Canada has steadily risen, my transportation costs are flat. I spend $1200 a … Continue reading

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Long Weekend in Seattle by Train

I love the Amtrak Cascades line. It’s hands down the best way to travel from Vancouver to Seattle. You have beautiful views of the ocean, no border waits (you pre-clear customs in Vancouver), the seats are roomy, and there’s free … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island By Bike

For the September long weekend, Emily and I decided to have car-free adventure on Salt Spring Island, using our bikes and public transport to get around. It was cheaper not having a car and a lot less stressful not having … Continue reading

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Living Car-Free Saves Me $7000 per Year

When I moved to Vancouver six years ago, I made two crucial decisions that have saved me thousands of dollars – I bought a bike and joined the car co-op. Being a data nerd, I’ve kept detailed records of all … Continue reading

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Weekend Trip to Portland by Train

I love Portland – the food, the trains, the bicycles, and the general weirdness of everything. It’s an amazing city. Emily and I spent the September long weekend soaking up the city, our second weekend getaway to Portland. The Train … Continue reading

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Blueberries By Bike

Yesterday Emily and I went blueberry picking in Richmond. We didn’t think it was possible to go berry picking without a car, but it was actually really easy. We took the Canada Line to Brighouse Station and then biked 15 … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Capilano Canyon

Date: July 17, 2011 Location: Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver (map) Description: The Capilano River Regional Park is great place to take the family for an easy hike. It’s quick and convenient to get to by public transit, the … Continue reading

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