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A Carless Life


A Carless Life


Our love affair with the car has turned into a relationship of dependence, shaping our lives, and our cities. But what if our lives were freer without them? Anik, who has travelled the world extensively by bike and never owned a car, explores carless lives across many generations and three continents.

For decades, the car has been touted as something that gives us independence. But congestion and cost are turning more and more people away from owning one. How do they see things differently, on bike or foot? And how are cities approaching alternatives to car ownership? Anik speaks with experts and citizens alike in Australia, Europe and North America, where car is king, and takes us on a brief tour of the world's ultimate carless city, Venice.

Produced for ABC Radio National's feature documentary program Earshot.