What an appropriate theme Ailsa has chosen this week as at the moment I am living in the slow lane.
Life changes when you do not own a car. Everything takes longer. I am definitely more aware of the weather. Which direction and how strong the wind is blowing. Check the sky to see if any clouds are looming on the horizon. Usually the weather is consistently fine in South-East Queensland, look at that blue sky, but on the occasionally wet days plans are changed. How important was that trip? Can it be left till tomorrow?
There is always public transport, but that can be slow too. Waiting for the bus to arrive can be frustrating. Timetables are often erratic so extra time must be allowed to get to an appointment.
But there are definite advantages to going slow. There is time to look around and spot unusual things.
This smiley face had me reaching for the camera.
Time to smile at passers-by and give a nod and a wave to other cyclists, look over fences at gardens and of course no parking problems or parking fees, just tie up near where ever you go.
Then there is the money you save…
Yes living in the slow lane has many advantages.
Could you live with out your vehicle?