It wasn't always like this. I grew up outside of LA, and navigating the infamous traffic in the area was no big deal. Then I moved to Boston for three years and decided to rely on public transportation for my primary means of getting around. When I really needed to get outside the city, I used Zip car and the occasional taxi. Now I've relocated again, this time just outside the Bay Area, and I find myself, once again, needing a car to get around.
The thing is, while a car is convenient, I miss public transportation. I cannot wait to move to the city and to be able to sit and read while someone else shuttles me around. Perhaps part of that is that I'm a little out of practice when it comes to driving, but it also has to do with traffic, parking and all the other little headaches and expenses that come with driving a car.
What's your preference? Would you gladly give up driving your car if you had an alternative?