A Tucson couple took their car-free commitment one step further this month by opting to move to a new apartment by pedal power instead of motorized transportation.
In the last few days of March, Jimmy Payne and Anika Bakken decided to move out of their apartment near Pima and Columbus to a bigger duplex near Dodge and Ft. Lowell. They decided they wanted to move the entire contents of their apartment by bicycle.
Payne said they decided to move by bicycle because they make a conscience decision to live without vehicles and since they don’t even own one, it seemed like the logical choice.
Payne said moving by bicycle created a mix of emotions.
“Stressful, hard, fun, it was easily all of those,” he said.
He’d certainly do it again.
“It is very doable,” He said. We only had two to three days to organize and still got it done. All you need are a few friends with capable bicycles.”
Check out the photos and a short video from the move. Mike McCambridge brought his Sun Atlas and assisted with the move.