Newly Car-Free with Jessica Maceira


Last year the Maceira family went from two to one cars. After a positive experience with that change, they sold their second car and are now living car-free in Roseville, CA. Jessica joins me on the show to share how they are faring one-month into the adventure. We chat about how and why they made the switch, what has surprised her most, and what her three kids think about the new lifestyle. If you’ve been wondering what the first weeks of car-free life are like, this is the episode for you!

Yellow Bike Project with Savanna Adams

My friend Savanna joins me to talk about biking with her two young boys, how electric assist has changed her biking life, and the work of the Yellow Bike Project–a community bike shop in Austin, Texas whose mission is to get more bikes on the streets of Austin and and to teach people how to fix their own bikes. Savanna shares about the work they do, but more importantly, how they do it–by creating a safe and welcoming place for all. It’s where I first learned how to adjust brakes and an amazing community resource.

Yuba Bikes with founder Ben Sarrazin

Yuba Bikes founder Ben Sarrazin joins me for Episode 12. He shares what inspired him to create the company, how the bikes have evolved over the last decade, and his thoughts on cargo biking both here in the States and abroad. I know there are many Yuba owners in the Family Pedals community (my family included) and I hope you enjoy learning a little more about the company and the person who started it.

The Bike Year with Bill Brodegard

Bill Brodegard joins me in Episode 11 to share how his family’s “bike year” is going. Last spring they sold their car and committed to the adventure of a car-free lifestyle for one year. He talks about what he has discovered through the project, whether they will continue once the year ends, and his theory about how life is like slicing tomatoes.