Sell Your Car: Save the Planet

Why selling your car makes you Eco-friendly There are many reasons why you may want to sell your car, but did you know that selling your car is a great way to join the Green Movement? Cut back on carbon emissions by selling your car Sell your car: Save the planet Selling your car will cut back on carbon emissions in a more significant way than you may realize. According to the U.S Census Bureau, it takes 600 gallons to run one car for just one year. For the past 20 years, a whopping 60% of the total CO2 emissions released into our atmosphere have come directly from cars and motor fuel. It is very important for this large percentage to drop in order to fight global warming, and you can greatly contribute to this effort when you sell your car. […]

Need a Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart? Start by selling your car.

Looking for a way to get your loved one a Valentine’s Day gift?  One great way is to sell your car for cash. Cars are expensive to keep in greater New York, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut,, and getting rid of your car can free up a lot of money fast. Unlike most places that are looking to sell to you on Valentine’s Day – car-buying services actually want to buy your car.  Big Bucks Auto car-buying service in New [...]

Best Places to Live Car Free!

For Living Without a Car; The 2011 Most Walkable Cities in the USA Back in 2008, we combed the web and made a list based on user experiences and available articles regarding the Best Cities in the US for Living without a Car. Recently, 24/7 Wall St. conducted a new study and came up with an updated list of the Best Places to Live In Without a Car 2011. We thought it would be interesting to compare the 2008 list [...]

By | December 19th, 2011|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|0 Comments

Bikes and Scooters and Segways; oh my!

Bikes and Scooters and Segways; oh my! Automotive Alternatives or What to Ride After You Sell Your Car As New Yorkers become more green minded in their daily routines, pedestrians and drivers alike are noticing more bicycles, motorized scooters, and even Segways on city streets and sidewalks.  Rickshaws are clogging city streets.  Bicycle-only lanes are now opening one after another.  We opened the High Line Park just last year.  There is a movement going on right now, one we will surely look back on someday as the beginning of the end of automotive transportation as we know it.   Obviously there are plenty of alternatives to cars.  Let’s take a look at some  best car alternatives out there. Why drive an expensive, gas-guzzling, environment-polluting, parking nightmare when you can be uber hip and cool riding one of these: Bikes and Bicycles; Still the Number One Car Alternative  When one sells the the car that brought them to New York City, they usually take their money to the nearest bike shop.  With a zero carbon footprint, low cost, and the benefits of exercise, it is a solid option for New Yorkers or anyone who lives in one of the USA’s most walkable cities.  Ultra Smart Vehicle: Perfect for a Commuter […]

By | May 14th, 2010|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|1 Comment

Google Bike Maps Rolls Out Just In Time For Warmer Weather

New Map Feature Helps Plan Easy, Safe Bike Routes We’ve been writing for months about fostering a car free culture in NYC, so news this morning that Google bike maps is now beta is exciting for us. Basically, what Google Bicycle Maps does is to provide you the option of creating a bike route, in addition to a vehicle, public transit or walking route. […]

By | March 15th, 2010|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|2 Comments

Cycling, Walking Though New York City Easier Thanks to Transportation Alternatives

Times Square traffic ban is the result of behind-the-scenes advocacy By Buddy Evans, President of Big Bucks Auto™ Contestants of the 5th Annual Commuter Race You might notice while walking through New York City, the buzz has centered around Times Square traffic – or, more accurately, the lack of vehicle traffic. NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s decision to temporarily cease car traffic on a few selected blocks of Broadway in Times Square is certainly a win for pedestrians and fans of [...]

By | June 15th, 2009|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|0 Comments

Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Grab Spotlight at the New York International Auto Show

Will the best fuel efficient car be in a driveway near you soon? By Buddy Evans, President of Big Bucks Auto™ One of the most fuel efficient cars in the world was featured at the 2009 New York International Auto Show in April. Honda ranks highest among top fuel efficient cars The best of the best fuel efficient cars were on display and the Honda FCX Clarity was declared the 2009 World Green Car. The FCX Clarity gets about 72 [...]

How Can Technology Protect the Environment? It Doesn’t, Really

No matter how “green”, some industries like the automobile industry, still promote technology that does more harm than good and little to protect the environment Polluting the enviroment Photo credits: globalwarming1108 The answer to how we can use technology to protect the environment is hard to find when you’re looking in the wrong place. Of the countless tech-laden ways to curb the degree to which we are littering the environment with things like car exhaust, one solution might be closer [...]

By | April 15th, 2009|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|0 Comments

Benefits of Riding a Bike and the Looming Average Cost of a Car

The average annual cost of a car can be a drag on your pocket, but pay attention to the benefits of riding a bicycle and you might save a bundle. Enjoying benefits of riding a bike Bike to Work in Sydney Photo credits: Vucko1000 If you take a few precautions to avoid problems – preventing bicycle theft, for example – you can turn those two wheels into something you use far more frequently than for the occasional commute by bike. [...]

By | April 2nd, 2009|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|4 Comments

Is Your Car Killing You?? Air Pollution & Heath Risks

Living without a car can seem like a total dysfunction or a step down in statist, but the truth is that life without a car is one small mental inconvenience for you, one giant step for mankind! Between the effects of global warming, particle pollutants and lack of health benefits in driving; Yes, your car is killing you! Photo credits: gavinhudson Let’s take a look at the some simple facts about global warming: In the U.S. there are 232 million [...]

By | March 2nd, 2009|Car-Free, Eco-Friendly Living|3 Comments