Unpopular opinion: You can live in Seattle without a car, you just don’t want to

While the region does boast a decent mix of mass transit and private transportation systems — with buses, bikeshares, ferries, a growing light rail system, rideshares, carshares, and more — traffic continues to plague the area with commutes adding up to hours. On top of that, local drivers aren’t known for being too great either.

Experts predict a massive change in transportation habits within 10-25 years when driverless car services could replace private car ownership. Rideshare and carshare services may be ahead of that curve.