Well KC has no mass transit to speak of. I dont think there is another city out there of similar size with as little mass transit as KC has. All there is is the bus and it dosnt run to the burbs for the most part other than about 1 or 2 limited routs in the morning and 1 or 2 in the evening. Even in the heart of KC the buses dont run enouph to be an efective way to get around. I know when I lived there and was without a car I found quickly that I could get across town a lot quicker and more reliably on a pedal bike than I could by bus. At one point I lived about 5 miles or so from work and if I took the bus I had to make at least 1 transfer and with their schedules it took over an hour to get to work, I could bike it in about 20 min. Then if you work second or third shift you can just forget about the bus all together. Ok rant off.