Life without a car? That's the goal of Tuesday's World Car-Free Day. The Euro-eco group's goal is a simple one: Once you step out of your car, throw away the keys.
To some, that's just un-American, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute is saying that out loud. It has suggested that eliminating cars would be harmful to the elderly, the poor, and the handicapped. To get a feel for the potential hardships, it urges consumers to imagine being without a car:
— When it's raining.
— When carrying several bags of groceries.
— When you've got your baby or toddler with you.
— When hobbling on crutches.
— After midnight.
— When you're in a rush to get to a train or bus station.