Many years ago, a friend of mine–who lived in NYC–insisted that I didn’t need a car for my 12 mile commute to work in NJ. He wouldn’t give up harping on that topic until I showed him the bus timetables for my area.
The local bus that ran ~1 block from my house would take me south for ~ 9 miles, and then I would have to get off and wait for a westbound bus. The wait for that westbound bus–which ran only on an abbreviated schedule–would have been something on the order of 25 minutes, and in those days there were no bus shelters.
Afer taking that westbound bus, I would then have to walk ~1 mile, along a road with no sidewalks and a lot of traffic.
Both bus rides, plus that long wait and that long walk–in all kinds of weather–meant that I would have to allot ~50 minutes for a commute that took only 18 minutes by car. I finally got him to stop harping on that topic after showing him the reality of the situation.