For many people, it is more cost effective to get the bus.
The bus only needs to have ~5 people on it for it to be space effective (vs 5 cars)
point to point bus service is called ring and ride.
Price of bus pass for my area: £51 /cal month (£612/yr)
£1000 car spread over 3 years: ~£333.34 (rounded up)
Insurance: min £1000 for 1st year insurance: £1000+
(as e reference my 72 yr old Dad pays £553.90/yr fully comp for his 4yr old fabia)
= over £1500 not including petrol/service/repairs
(less for no claims, more for more expensive car)
Sooo... I can spend £800 on taxis/delivery fees and still be ahead
even something as simple as:
Parking in city centre = £4.80 for 4 hours
Daysaver = £4
I'm a single guy living on the outskirts of a major city, so YMMV.
There are logical reasons for having/using a car, but its suprising how many people think of a car as something your *supposed* to have without really thinking it through. They think anyone who doesn't have one is a weirdo.
Fuck those people.