And to think, mere years after posting this comic, the American Big Car Market would collapse and need bailing out in an economic crisis and gas price surge. (That’s what we call “foreshadowing!”)
When I moved out on my own, I chose Roanoke over Floyd, Mt. Airy, and Christiansburg as my new home because it had the best bus system. I managed to go a whole year without a car, but I did have to get a motorcycle to get to my community college classes. See, you can be a total badass and future-friendly! My little Virago 250 went sixty miles on a single gallon.
Then I moved to Raleigh’s suburbs to live with my husband, then fiancé. You need a car to get around the Triangle. So I got a smart car! I want to live car-free again one day, but it will be a few years before we can make that move.