Without a Car in the World

Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.

Car-free in LA, photo by Diane MeyerPhotographer Diane Meyer set out to capture the inspiring and courageous citizens of L.A. who decided to rid themselves of the symbol of American freedom—the automobile. The following photo essay is a small sample of the nearly 100 people Meyer hoped to interview for the project.

Meyer writes: "through images and text from the interviews, the project will address how car culture has shaped psychological, spatial, and geographic perceptions of the city." The purpose of the project is to then "provide a voice to a group of individuals often perceived to be disenfranchised in some way for not having an automobile."

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Photos courtesy of Diane Meyer.

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  • How one man's choice to live car-free brought him more in touch with his neighbors, his community, and himself. 

  • What we can do about transportation: feet, bikes, buses, and an all-electric fleet.
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