Typically I cycle to a Skytrain station here in Vancouver, or drive if it’s treacherously wet or icy. Then I take the train to the closest downtown stop in Vancouver, and walk about six blocks to a shared office. The trouble with driving is finding secure parking. The trouble with cycling is that while I can bring my bike on board the train, during rush hour it’s not practical as most of the trains are packed full. So I lock my bike up and hope for the best.
Greater Vancouver is not very well supported by public transit. We do have our light rail, and a fairly extensive bus system, but we don’t handle peak traffic well. Vancouver city itself has deployed quite a few bike lanes, but motorists really resent them and the amount of road space they take up. Our taxi services don’t have enough supply and are expensive, and we’ve only just introduced legislation to allow ride hailing in the city, but nothing is going to actually happen until this time next year.
Autonomous vehicles and shared mobility can’t get here fast enough.
What are your cities like?