So you know, when you're on a carless vacation, one thing you find out is that you're allowed on bikes lots of places where cars aren't.
First off, on the ferry to and from Shelter Island, out here on the tip of Long Island, you can get straight on with a bike while cars wind back in a line that lasts half a mile.
But better than that, on a bike, you can go to any beach you want. Car drivers need town permits for the beaches.
I can go on my bike where car drivers can't.
Just a thought at the end of a long, wonderful day at the beach on a carless vacation.
PS What advantages have you discovered of abandoning the car for the bike?
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