gita IRLL: Liz Gillespie

In–Real–Local–Life

A Q&A with gita owner Liz Gillespie, an Architect of Experience at Liz Gillespie, LLC living the local life in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nickname for gita: Rosie Louise, Rosie for short

Neighborhood: Midtown

Longest gita trip: 1-2 hours and a 2.5 mile trek to a friend’s house for a potluck—Rosie carried the goods!

Hours logged with gita: 33.5 hours

Times per week using gita: 1-2

Favorite place to bring gita: Piedmont park

Biggest item carried: Four 8-packs of sparkling water

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What do you love most about your neighborhood?

When I walk outside my door, I’m already where I want to be. Everything is within walking distance.

Where are your favorite places to walk with gita?

Piedmont Park—she’s always a conversation starter and I love the green market and never ending string of festivals, and Trader Joes.

What’s your favorite feature about gita?

I love that she can carry what I would usually have to hop in the car to go get—those items that are just a little too heavy to carry a mile or so.

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What do you like most about gita’s design?  

Pretty much everything. I love her shape, the sound she makes when she’s just powering up, and when she stands up at the ready when it’s time to go!

How has gita made your daily living easier?

Rosie makes it easier to shop for groceries, because I’m not limited by what I can physically carry.

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What do your friends and family think about gita

Everyone loves her and the attention she gets when we’re out and about. They are fascinated by how she moves, what she can carry, and generally how cute she is. My sister sent me googly eyes and lashes for her, stay tuned...

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If more people lived the gita lifestyle (walking rather than driving), how do you see that benefiting communities? 

In Atlanta, traffic is a recurring frustration for anyone who doesn’t walk everywhere—and driving is stressful—so think of gita as one more tool in your health and wellbeing toolbox!

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