Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
The average commute out here is 25-45 mins. Hardly walking distance
I live in the suburburbs of Chicago. it is about 7 minutes to drive to the train station down town. I usually take the train when I go downtown as the commute down there is usually 50-80 minutes. At my last job it took me 35 minutes to get to. The job before that I lived 35 miles away but thanks to being close to highways and tollways I could do it in 45 minutes.
I am saying without cars we would be living closer to other options all the car did was spread us out over greater distances. Funny thing is I bet 90% of us live in subdivisions and have access to some sort of bus and rail system for transportation, even in the age of the 2 car garage.