TheBigChuckbowski wrote: DaveKCMO wrote:
Everyone still NEEDS a car.
My brother, a lawyer, lived in KC/River Market after college in the late 90s not owning a car (now in Brooklyn). He took bus, rode bike and rented car or borrowed mine if he really needed to. Now with Zipcar adding downtown locations, streetcar, bikeshare, Uber cheaper than cabs and somewhat better bus system, owning a car downtown certainly isn't needed for everyone - depends on where you work.
When you consider the cost of a car, insurance, maintenance, garage parking spot, etc. renting a car only when needed probably pays off for downtowners, unless you have to drive daily for work - and that's considered so last century to millennials and urbanites. I own a car but consider it a luxury as I take bus and use bike often. And when getting car serviced at Northtowne dealers, can still take bus home.