romothesavior wrote:I am really surprised at the people who aren't going to have a car. Driving in St. Louis is incredibly easy. There are no tollways, few traffic jams, and no real "rush hour" to worry about, especially in the area surrounding WUSTL. You can hop on the interstate and quickly get downtown or anywhere else in the city. And as fl0w said, hailing a cab is not a piece of cake in St. Louis. Unless you are downtown near the stadium or Laclede's landing, or perhaps around the loop and Forest Park, you will have to call one. Plus I think I allocated $20 a week for gas for my car, whereas a couple of cab rides will cost way more than that. I think having a car may actually be cheaper than not having one.
I'm not trying to talk you guys into taking a car; I'm just pointing out that I think it is objectively easier to get around STL with one. Individual preferences and situations may vary, but you should perhaps think about some of these things. Saint Louis is nothing like Chicago, D.C., NYC, etc., and driving isn't bad at all.
It's been over a decade since I lived in St. Louis. I currently live in the KCMO area, and it is my understanding that only the really really really really poor people or people under 18 don't have cars. I know StL has the metro, while KCMO just has buses. I think not having a car is doable but would be incredibly annoying.