Day 30
of 30
30 Days. 2 people. 0 cars.
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From Skeptics to Believers in 30 Days

On May 21, 2010, two of Arlington County, Virginia's biggest Car-Free Diet Skeptics successfully completed the Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge! They each went car free for 30 days, and blogged about their experiences here at

In the end, Todd was named the Grand Prize Winner, and Ross was named the First Prize Winner. We think they're both winners though - for showing us that in a place like Arlington County, even the biggest "Skeptics" can find it easy to go car free!

Read all about the Skeptics' car-free adventures below. And when you're ready to start some car-free adventures of your own, visit!

Name: Todd

Occupation: Requirements Analyst

Bio: For Todd, it's all about numbers. How much he'll save on gas for his car-free month. How much time he'll save not stuck in traffic. And how much less CO2 he'll be sending into the atmosphere by not driving. He's ready to show others that car free is possible. And that's what really counts.

Watch Todd's:
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Name: Ross

Occupation: Consulting

Bio: For Ross, the Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge doesn't end after 30 days, because he's actually decided to sell his car. That means he'll have to rely on all of Arlington's non-car options - and his sweet new bike - to get to his job in Fairfax, and wherever else he has to go. How's that for dedication?

Watch Ross's:
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