t o/ p u b l i c/ t r a n s p o r t/ o r/ n o t/ t o/ p u b l i c/ t r a n s p o r t. that is the real question. 

Almost all {American} cities deal with the issue of  transportation one way or another; however, they are not all the same. Though some areas suffer from congested traffics throughout the day, others struggle providing sufficient public transportation due to high demands. Recently, bike routes [good news] have been the hot topic in local governments and consultants, as a way to not only reduce the traffic, but to engage the public in a form of transportation that has been very successful in most European cities {Amsterdam, as an example}.