[Updated] Did you know the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimated it cost more than $10,000 per year to own and operate a new car in 2022? The AAA's updated figures for 2023: $12,182 for a brand new car. Per year. NerdWallet even has a handy calculator so you can personalize the information. Older cars may be less expensive, but they are more subject to issues requiring expensive repairs.
This NASDAQ article looks at what a family's finances would be if they were car-free, from the amount saved by not paying for a car to the amount earned by investing those savings. Over a lifetime, the difference could be tens of millions of dollars.
Interested? Join sustainabile living advocates Obbie King and Rozie Brooks in a multimedia workshop tracing their journey from being owned by a car to being car-free (and find out how your can get to car-freedom, too).
is free and open to the public. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the
Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 6th Street South. Part of Transit
Equity Days in La Crosse.