> In places with good public transportation (e.g., Europe)
What? Have you ever been to Europe? I live there, probably in one of the places with the best public transport and it's STILL a disaster. Sure, I can get to work with public transport but it'll take me 3 times as long and I'll be stuck in a cramped space with people I don't want to be stuck with.
I'll just take the car, thank you, like most people around here who can afford one.