Best Cities to Live in Without a Car

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ditch your car keys for good? In several U.S. cities, living without a car is the preferred way to get around. Let’s take a look.

New York City, New York

Believe it or not, living in NYC with a car is often harder than without. The city’s public transit system runs 24/7, reaching every nook and cranny. Plus, with loads of pedestrian-friendly streets and bike lanes, getting around without a car is a breeze.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco rolls out the red carpet with buses, trolleys, and those charming cable cars. Neighborhoods like Chinatown are a walker’s paradise, and with all those bike lanes and sharing programs, cyclists have it pretty good too!

Boston, Massachusetts

Compact and cozy, Boston is super walkable and its public transit system is top-notch. Whether you’re hopping on a subway or a ferry, or pedaling through town, you’ll find getting around without a car is surprisingly easy.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago’s famous ‘L’ train and a slew of buses make car-free living simple. The city is also a haven for bikers, with plenty of bike lanes and sharing options. Its grid layout makes it easy to navigate on foot or two wheels.

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