Comments on: Life is car-free for Todd Boulanger The magazine of the University of Hawai'i System Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:11:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: mitch Sun, 31 Jul 2011 05:47:54 +0000 I also live in the philippines now and have not had a car for 3.5 years here in manila. Before manila, i lived in manhattan, NY, for 10 years and did not own a car.

in new york city, i pitied the people who owned cars.

I lived in Honolulu and Hilo from 1987 to 1997 and it was impossible for me, someone who values their time, not to own a car or motorcycle. relying on the bus, back then, was too frustrating.

anyone who values their life will not ride bicycles in honolulu either, as the hawaii drivers don’t care about bikers. i have the hospital bills to prove it.

I would have gladly given up a car in honolulu IF only the busses ran more frequently and at least 20 hours if not around the clock.

i don’t think honolulu needs the light rail. better to spend more money on more buses, and more bike lanes. The buses may go empty for a while until people give up their cars. car dealers in hawaii will oppose promoting buses and bike lanes and continue to run bikers of the road.

i love living without a car. even after my first baby comes this november, i am determined not to buy a car and cave in to my wife crying for a car, an SUV no less. My kid will walk to nursery school like his grandparents did! :) and then he’ll take a jeepney or the light rail when he needs to go further out like his father does..