Public transit or personal vehicle?

January 10, 2010 9:52pm CST
Public transportation is convenient, cheap, and is a good way to reduce carbon emissions. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be crowded, time consuming, or even dangerous when you're traveling alone at night. A car on the other hand, allows you to have your privacy, and also the control over your speed. The downside to this is that it increases carbon emissions, you must be alert at all times, and the fact that gas prices are expensive. Which would you choose?
1 response
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
11 Jan 10
I would pick public transportation over cars. I live in a big city and get around on the bus and the train. I don't have the desire to learn how to drive lol . Also parking has gone up in the downtown area which makes me further not get one since I work in that area as a temp. Now my husband on the other hand wants to get another car when he gets a better job. He says if we had to go to the store or anywhere far, we could just jump in the car and go. I can see his point on that because where I am, it is freezing cold and it is a pain waiting on the bus or the train trying to get groceries home. I also had addressed the gas issue to him since gas went up the last three years and he told me that when he had his old car,it didn't cost a lot and he is planning to get a similar model. I think both has its upsides and it downsides.
• Canada
11 Jan 10
I guess if you have the time to spare then take the bus. If not, drive your car.