Of course, many people are in situations where their daily commute is so long that it's simply impossible or impractical to walk or bike. And because walking and biking expose you to the elements of harsh weather, it means stormy days, hot summers and cold winters might make walking or biking too difficult.
But in these circumstances, the bus might still make for an attractive alternative to a car. If you're lucky enough to have a bus route near you, it’s definitely worth taking advantage of. Compared to driving alone, public transportation like buses can use less fuel per passenger and reduce the amount of traffic congestion. Many areas have lanes dedicated to buses or high occupancy vehicles, which might make taking a bus faster than driving yourself.