“Once you get into the suburbs and the rural areas, it is a lot harder to live car-free out there,” Fernando de Aragón, director of the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council,  said. “We need to continue to work and provide more opportunities for people to consider a different way to move around.”

Ithaca Ranked #1 ‘Very Small’ Car-Free City

The news that Ithaca topped the car-free charts was exciting to TCAT’s general manager Scot Vanderpool, who said the metro can attribute its ranking to accessible alternative transportation means: Ithaca Car-Share, the introduction of LimeBikes, the large number of Cornell students walking to and from classes and the TCAT.