I googled how far it is to go home from work. My carpool person had to go home early. And while I can get a ride... what if?
Walking: 13.1 miles (There is a huge river between me and home, and of the 3 bridges in the area, only the one that is furthest from my home has a walking/biking area on it.)
Car: 10.3 or 8.3 miles (the 8.3 version is not walkable at all as there is no shoulder on the bridge over the river. The 10.3 has a shoulder and could be walked...if the cops don't want to give me a hassle about it)
Public transportation: Take the 34 bus to Hanley Station about 8miles the wrong way, take the 35 bus 8 miles the right way, then about 1 more mile the wrong way, and then get off the bus. From there I would be 7 miles from home, and about 3 miles from where I started, and would have to finish up the 10.3 driving version...which is not exactly a desirable walking choice.