Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
A train does not give a human freedom to go anywhere they want like a car does. You call that a luxury I call that a necessity.
How many times do you get in the car and go anyplace but work, stores, friends then home? Maybe a vacation car trip here and there.
Thing is we were able to do that with wagons and horses.
Cars are nice haves but with better public transportation you could really do with out it if you wanted to. I know people who do not own cars and they still make it. They also live in the city where they are near everything, including an EL line that gets them to places faster than using surface streets.