I emphasize the word "Good" here. We have a bus system in my town,
but in this small town, I have no problem riding the bicycle to all
the destinations of the bus.
But if I have to get to one of the neighboring towns, 20-30 miles
away, I have to carpool. There just isn't enough time to arrive at
some of the events after work by bicycle, and there is NO transit.
I was hoping to get rid of my wife's car, but my father-in-law is
moving in with us. He's in his upper 70s, and will probably need to
be shuffled around some. We'll see.
My place of employment is 8 miles through some rural roads, where
there is no bus service. I bicycle it year-round, but if the roads
are real treacherous due to snow and ice, I have no choice but to
have my wife drop me off.
A totally car-free family continues to elude me. Unless the Transit
improves in the area, I think that one stinkin' car will continue to
be in our garage.