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Best Ways To Commute Without A Car

1.The Car Commute is Costly
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The daily commute. It inspires rage, stress, frustration, and anger in the most sedate personalities. Commuting to work without a car usually requires a few lifestyle changes, but you’ll bask in reduced stress and beam with pride as you reduce your impact on the environment each workday.

1. The Car Commute is Costly

The cost of owning a car or truck is extraordinary, and the American Automobile Association (AAA) says that the average driver pays over $9,500 a year for costs related to owning a mid-size car. Big beefy SUVs cost even more and only get more expensive as they age and start having mechanical problems.

In addition, a study on long commutes in Texas even linked sitting in your car to high blood pressure, weight gain, and chronic disease. Leaving the car keys at home might be one of the best ways to improve your health and your budget.

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