When I was growing up in the 1970s, my dad often commuted to work by bike in the warmer months and on foot during the winter. I also remember him running errands by bike or on foot instead of using the car. He was one of just a handful of people his age who cycled regularly. My mom didn't have her driver's licence. Our family used the car quite a bit less than most others around us.
Perhaps my parents' examples are part of the reason I'm car-light and almost car-free today.
Does anyone else have a similar story?