I am not a city person. When I was younger, I lived and worked in a city for a couple years, and after awhile, I got sick of the noise, constant bright lights at night, the diesel fumes, mentally ill homeless people shouting things at me, and litter everywhere. I did like being able to walk everywhere and take public transit. Looking for green space, I moved to an older, somewhat dense suburb, where most of my commercial needs like Post Office, gardening supplies, and food are still within a 1 mi radius or even less. However, there are some places that I like to go, like specialty food stores, that are in shopping centers that cannot be safely reached except by automobile. Lots of roads and developments seem to have been built with no regards to people who don't want to drive. The assumption is that every family has 2 or more cars now. The newest developments built within the past 20-30 years are basically "green islands" that require denizens to have automobiles:cursing: I like the luxury of owning an automobile, and I kind of need one if I want to be able to visit friends and family who live on "green islands" or in distant towns, but I hate the fact that there is so much infrastructure that makes a car necessary for modern life's basics. I suppose it wouldn't be so bad if local governments built sidewalks alongside roads, and forced developers to build sidewalks at new development sites, but there seems to be little appetite for it when everyone has a car.