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The O’Connells tell the Manifest that not having a car has slowed down their lives. “It feels like we’re going 25 mph on the interstate with three or four lanes of traffic,” says Pat, a pastor at a local church. Collette believe the absence of a car allows them to have more interaction with other people.
For trips to Denver, the O’Connells consolidate errands and then rent a car from a local taxi company, at a cost of $70 to $85 per day. Other times, they use public transportation.