- 25 Oct 2009
Quite how one can manage in the US without a car I fail to imagine. Ok in some of th more Public Transport enlightened Towns/Cities but the rest of US, well you are pretty much dead in the water.Missed out on visiting there on my visit to the Bay Area last May, mainly as I didn't bother with hiring a car on that trip and the Museum is not reachable by Public Transit (Nearest railhead is Fairfield from memory). One for a future visit though.
I've got a similar problem this year for the Oregon Electric Railway Museum, but I think a 1 day car hire may be in order there.....
Depends on the area being visited whether you can manage without a car. Most of my trips have been to the eastern seaboard between Boston and Washington DC, so public transport provision is good there, and with the delights of the internet, you can get full details of bus services provided rather than "going in blind". Some places that might be unlikely bus territory - eg Lancaster, PA, have an almost "European" network of urban and country bus services, with very cheap day tickets.Quite how one can manage in the US without a car I fail to imagine. Ok in some of th more Public Transport enlightened Towns/Cities but the rest of US, well you are pretty much dead in the water.
Sorry, we appear to have entered thread drift here but I have to agree with the comment. My experience of visiting my son and family in the US is that where he lives, there is no public transport, no footways (sidewalks) to allow you to walk safely to local shops, even if they were not too far away to do so. If you are not able to drive, for whatever reason, or do not have access to a car, you are 100% screwed. Young people there may be 'living the dream' but it is not a place I would want to grow old in.Quite how one can manage in the US without a car I fail to imagine