ONE: I moved to Baltimore in 1999 from Haiti. I’m living abroad and I finished my master’s degree and I’m doing my dream job in Haiti, doing research in clinical trials, tuberculosis, for [Johns] Hopkins. And then I got an opportunity for another Hopkins position in Baltimore. I have a sleeping bag and a few books and don’t have a car. So I came here without a car and rented an apartment within walking distance of my office. My decision to find a place away from work has shaped everything about my life. I don’t want to own a car. I wanted to walk to work and then fly around the world, which I did. I remember telling people when I moved here that I didn’t have a car and they were like, horrified, speechless, terrified.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/11/18/robby-lewis-car-ownership-baltimore/ Maryland Del. Robbyn Lewis on how not owning a car shaped her ideas about traffic policy