One of the first things I did when I got the notion to become car-free was head to the library. I needed expert advice on how to get around, and I figured someone somewhere would have written about this stuff. I was right. Among the car-free books, I found Chris Balish’s How to Live Well Without Owning a Car. It’s an excellent how-to guide, including information on how to get groceries, what to do about dating, and a gradual method to finding out how to get to and from work reliably. Balish also includes a hefty section to help you think about why going car-free doesn’t have to be a sacrifice.