Carless in Philadelphia

Forty inches of snow over a four-day period can put a damper on this urban clan's interest in getting in the teeny little Chevy Aveo we call our family car, especially as we have watched in horror over that period as other drivers spin their wheels, slide precariously down hills, and get themselves hopelessly stuck in the mush. Thankfully, our "green country towne" was designed to be walkable, and our little corner of it is particularly conducive to auto independence. Since last weekend, we've been able to rely on rails, bus, and our own two to get to work and school, head downtown for work and pleasure, and go sledding in a nine-acre park. So sit tight, little Aveo: we're leaving you right in front of our house for a few more days.

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