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6 Keys to a Better Life in L.A. - On Foot

Traversing Los Angeles without a car can be a pain compared to cities like New York or Boston. But avowed "foot soldier" Alissa Walker offers 6 simple ways to live a healthier, happier, and wealthier life in Los Angeles simply by ditching the car.

Going car-free in L.A. has many advantages: annual savings that can add up to many thousands of dollars, more time to read and answer emails, and a guaranteed daily workout. It also has its challenges, from unreliability to crime concerns.

"Being car-less is not for everyone," says Walker, "but it’s worth trying one day a week as an experiment. You might find it as liberating as I did. It’s called going car free for a reason."

She dispenses 6 suggestions for making the transition:

  1. Draw a two-mile circle around your house
  2. Start wearing a pedometer
  3. Stock up
  4. Download Metro’s excellent app
  5. Have your groceries delivered
  6. Join a car-sharing service
Full Story: Foot Soldier Alissa Walker Explains Why She’s Better Off Ped

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