As I was hailing a cab on my way to work I watched two “suits” go by on two blue Citi Bike bicycles. For the first time I thought about a New York City without cars.

A car-free city would give me the permission I long for: Permission to wear a backpack so I can travel hands-free; permission to wear comfortable and functional footwear instead of tottering heels.

And it would force me out of taxis for daily, healthy biking and walking to and from work. I would gain back the time I spend working out on the weekends, because exercise would become part of my daily M-F routine.

And just think how different the city would look and sound. A modern ballet of healthy worker.

-- Florence