My wife and I, who live with an 18-year-old in the suburbs, will retire in a year or two. We are planning on selling our house and buying a condo in the city. I was dubious, but I have tentatively agreed to move there if she will let me go car-free and take on whatever driving is needed. Public transportation is good, and I can bike more places. She can also walk to the school where she might still work part-time.
Don't suggest that she go car-free, because she also runs a part-year business in an extremely rural area 200 miles away (which is fabulous for biking). I will probably spend more time there, too, and it would be challenging to go car-free in that area.
An aside: Now the real challenge is getting my daughter to drive less. Without our permission, she drove six blocks to work this morning with our car because she was late. She took ours because the one we have been letting her use is low on gas because she keeps forgetting to fill the tank (with her money). I did chew her out and charged her for gas for using our car and told her she should have walked. If it weren't for Christmas I would take her car privileges away for awhile. @#%$$#@&*.