April 14th, 2008 9:12 AM by AJ Gentry
I was fascinated by the Smart Car during my 2000 trip to Italy. Flash forward eight years and I'm seeing them in downtown Kansas City (I smiled ear to ear when I saw one parked in from of the River Market Antique Mall yesterday). And is it any wonder, with a tank of gas costing $43.00.
To a hard-core city dweller, not having a car (or using one much) is the ideal. Thus why most Kansas City condos and lofts come with just one parking space (space is precious in the core).
Perhaps this is the year to rethink of lifetime relationship with cars, houses and other so thought necessities that we have let become excessive big ticket items in the overhead of our lives.