As we all know, cars are the worst things ever invented, and owning one makes you a terrorist. Fortunately, it's easy to go carless in SF -- we tearfully gave our beloved station wagon to KQED a few years ago, and the absence of insurance payments, repair bills, and gas stations made us feel like we'd won the lotto. The only catch: SF's delightfully idiosyncratic transit system has a bit of a learning curve, as you might've noticed.

Luckily, Liveable City is hosting a Livable City Reception: Car-Free Living Tips & Tricks. The wine-and-cheese reception -- fancy! -- boasts nationally recognized carfree experts, as well as local tipsters with loads of hints for getting around town without a owning burning deathmachine. It's tonight (Tuesday), from 6 to 8pm, at the Livable City/SF Bicycle Coalition offices. That's 995 Market Street (@ 6th), Suite 1550. Bike parking is available, .