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Sans Car

Published on: April 15th, 2011

With increasing opportunities for public transit in the last decade, many have taken to the streets with bus pass, bike or sturdy walking shoes in possession. But what else do you need?

Reflective gear: “Whether you’re biking or walking, be visible,” said Marni Ratzel, city of Boulder’s bicycle and pedestrian transportation planner. “It’s important to have something for when it gets dark or if the weather turns bad.”

Book: Joe Kramer has spent the last four years in Boulder without a car. “It’s never a bad idea to have a book or headphones with you,” he said.

Also: It might seem very obvious, but a cell phone is one of the most important tools you can have; Google a new route home or text someone to meet you for a beer. We also suggest a map and a little sustenance.

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