College without a Car
My first couple years at Calvin college I lived on campus. Because of this I didn't have a Car with me. This meant I relied on friends, bikes, and the bus to get places throughout the year. It turns out Grand rapids was not designed well for the carless. Around calvin, there a very few sidewalks. In order to get to woodland mall riding your bike for instance, you had to detour through 2 parking lots when the sidewalk just simply ended. Or church on Sunday. Many churches in the area know the lack of transportation during the weekend (the time when most college students can go off campus) and send vans to pick kids up from campus. In order to get my church from school (a distance of 4 mi) it would take me over an hour and a half on a Sunday morning, due to the lack of routes and reduced bus numbers. Come on y'all, Michigan gets cold! We need more buses.