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Carless in Chicago

Carless in Chicago

by Jason Rothstein
     
 

A guide to enjoying Chicago without a money-eating, gas-guzzling, smog-emiting, two-ton burden, this indispensable reference allows for city living with more money in one's pockets, a smaller bulge around the middle, and less stress about getting from point A to B. The book is perfect for autoholics or motorphobics, whether carless by choice or carless by

Overview

A guide to enjoying Chicago without a money-eating, gas-guzzling, smog-emiting, two-ton burden, this indispensable reference allows for city living with more money in one's pockets, a smaller bulge around the middle, and less stress about getting from point A to B. The book is perfect for autoholics or motorphobics, whether carless by choice or carless by circumstance, savvy natives or adventurous visitors alike.

Survive and Thrive Car-Free in the Windy City

Imagine living in Chicago with more money in your pocket, a smaller bulge around your middle, and less stress about getting from point A to B.

Whether you're an autoholic or a motorphobic, carless by choice or carless by circumstance, a savvy native or adventurous visitor, Carless in Chicago is the indispensable reference and guide to enjoying the city without that money-eating, gas-guzzling, smog-emiting two-ton monkey on your back.

Carless in Chicago isn't merely a survival guide for the car-free; it provides a roadmap to all the personal, financial, health, and environmental benefits to kicking your car (or even just your second car) to the curb.

With the tools and techniques for going carless; information on navigating Chicago by foot, bike, CTA, Metra, and even by car when nothing else will do; and a fun, informative guide to Chicago by L.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A terrific resource and a powerful argument to ditch your car and get out on foot, bike, or public transit. Breezy in tone and full of savory bites of information . . . provides snappy descriptions of what you'll find in neighborhoods all over Chicago. Rothstein provides sound advice without sounding priggish. This is a perfect book for these times."  —Debra Shore, commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

"Very timely . . . offers practical not preachy up-to-date advice about getting along, even thriving, in the Windy City without owning a car. Rothstein coolly lays out some real benefits of selling your car: more cash and better health; more free time and less stress; a cleaner environment and a more human-scale city. The sound and sensible points do not call for sacrifice or suffering and are convincing, especially considering that they come from a self-confessed car lover. This book will change the way you think about cars. It might even change your life."  —Greg Borzo, author, The Chicago "L"

"The most comprehensive guide to getting around Chicago I've ever seen, covering every aspect of travel. It's an invaluable resource for visitors and residents alike—really, anyone who wants to get around the city. Even those of us who still rely on cars."  —Andrew Huff, author, Gapers Block

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893121485
Publisher:
Lake Claremont Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Rothstein works at the school of public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has contributed to Margaret Littman's Chicago guidebooks, Catalyst Chicago, The Dog Lover's Companion to Chicago, e-Prairie, Journey magazine, and VegOut! Vegetarian Guide to Chicago. He lives in Chicago. About recovering autoholic Jason Rothstein: A native Chicagoan, Jason Rothstein first started to realize how much of a drain on resources his car had become in 2005, but it took him more than a year of soul searching to finally cut the cord. For a person who doesn't make his living as a writer, Jason certainly has a lot of credits to his name. Prior to developing his obsession with the non-automotive aspects of Chicago, Jason explored the city and other topics in articles for ATA's Journey magazine; through contributions to two of Margaret Littman's Chicago guidebooks, The Dog Lover's Companion to Chicago, and VegOut! Vegetarian Guide to Chicago; and in opinion pieces for Catalyst Chicago and e-Prairie. Jason currently works full time at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where the pro-pedestrian messages come fast and furious. He holds a BA in psychology from Antioch College and expects to receive his Masters Degree in Public Health with a concentration in policy in 2009.

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