aesth24 wrote:Thoughts on in living in CWE as a 1L without a car?
I got a car but no parking pass, and take the CWE metro everyday no problem. It's about 12-14 minutes to drive and park to and from school, and I got 23 minutes down to school from my front door. It's 11 minutes from my front door to the platform, leave 1-2 minutes early just in case, 7 minute ride, 4 minutes from the platform to the school. The trains are very surprisingly 95% on time, and never more than a minute or two off.
You lose 20 minutes a day, no traffic, a little bit of exercise, some social convos (I had people in my section on same train) and save a few hundred dollars a year. Maybe a couple thousand with parking pass, gas, insurance if you just don't have a car at all.
CWE also has Straubs, which I shop regularly for fresh meat and veggies (then go to Trader Joes in my car once a week)
It's doable, but I would be very good friends with someone with a car, or get a roommate with one.