Although I tend to dwell on how few problems there are with not having a car when I try to talk people out of having one, there are times that are more challenging than others. This map shows the 2 mile walk from my apartment to Riley Hospital for Children. Most days I walk about 6 blocks to Methodist Hospital, where I board the People Mover (overhead train) to Riley. Unfortunately, very cold and/or icy conditions usually result in the train being shut down, as was the case this morning.
The the temperature this morning was 10 F, with a wind chill of -5 F. The temperature usually isn’t much of a problem, but today the wind was in my face at 14 mph.
Finally, locomotion is constrained because of pain related to my kneecap. A knee brace helps considerably, and I’m doing exercises from a physical therapist.
So not having a car is not always a walk in the park. 🙂