Being overly dependent on a vehicle is a dangerous thing to be in modern times. Vehicles are the primary cause of pollution and unclean air around the globe, they congest cities everywhere and they contribute to the inactivity that causes many people health problems. Any person who has a sense for social and environmental responsibility should be looking to reduce their vehicle dependence to be part of the solution, not the problem. There are several ways one must approach this initiative.
It is important to be deliberate about which commutes you can make without a vehicle. This will involve a degree of planning and strategizing on your part. Push yourself to go as many miles or kilometers as you can without the use of a car. You will need to change the way you think about how long it takes to get places, but it is worth it for the sake of the environment and your personal health. It is not uncommon for people in modern times to select a location to live in based on its proximity to everything one must commute to from that location. This is frequently done with walking or bicycling in mind.
You must also be deliberate about how many commutes you make in general. If you take inventory of your commutes, you will realize that a little bit of foresight can go a long way in reducing the number of trips you take. Many commutes you make can be consolidated to reduce the number of separate trips into only a few trips. This can call for a lifestyle change when it comes to organizing your life in a way that requires fewer trips, but you will feel far more efficient once you do. If you lay your commuting plans carefully and execute your alternative transportation plans with devotion, you will feel connected to a collective senses of responsibility and rewarded by good health for yourself and the planet you depend on.