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Dear PoPville – How feasible it is to go through a pregnancy and to raise a child without a car?

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm 79 Comments


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“Dear PoPville,

My fiance and I are thinking about starting a family sometime in the next year or two. We have been happily carless in Shaw for 5 years and are wondering how feasible it is to go through a pregnancy and to raise a child without a car? For example, do pregnant women (and new parents) make a lot of unplanned trips to the doctor, for which we would want a car? How have your readers made it work?”

Both of my neighbors who lived for years without cars both got one when they were pregnant. For those with kids or are pregnant (Ed. Note: Congrats to those who are) what have your experiences been like? Has anyone done it without a car? If so – do you use bus or metro? How far away (minutes by foot) do you live from bus/metro?

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