What are some of your favorite places that have decent bike riding conditions around the city / area with decent public transportation too? I know there are a few well known places like Eugene or Portland, OR but there's sure to be others we don't hear much about. Would be interesting to hear about places that allow one to get along without a car, and still have use of a bike.
I live in Orange County, CA, which is no doubt one of the car meccas of the world. However we have pretty good bike riding conditions around most of the cities in the county. I can travel in almost any direction on streets that have a reasonably safe bike lane on the shoulder, or a good wide paved shoulder. Lots of bus routes in the county too, although nothing that gets you places very fast. Some trains run up and down the coast.
In the 90s I lived in NJ, and it's probably a surprise to many that Jersey is loaded with towns that have good public transportation and also have decent bike riding conditions.