Chicago, New York, Boston, and a hand full of other major metropolitan cities have the amenities that make living car free a viable option. However, what about in places like middle of no where Iowa? Or the suburbs of Indianapolis and Toledo? Can most people in America realistically live without a car?
Personally based on the existing state of public transportation (or lack there of) and extremely limited commuter lines, I don’t think that living car free is an option. I have noticed that many places are waving fees for bus and rail service because of the “ozone action day” in efforts to reduce the number of people driving. But does the inconveniencies of waiting in 100 degree weather with a shirt and tie after walking 4 blocks to the nearest stop make it a realistic option? And that is if they have bus service.