I live in the suburbs too, but it’s a pretty busy area and so close to the city. I live just a 15 min. walk from the city part and have worked in city areas. In the city, I hate the ridiculous traffic, the lack of parking except for metered parking which gets crowded so easily, the lack of clarity that goes in labeling the buildings as you have to search high and low to see their address numbers. Like a typical New Yorker, I pretty much walk anywhere when I need to go and within a few minutes I get to my destination like that because all the options are so close with few spaces in between. The public transport is close too, which I take sometimes. Work, on the other hand, is too far to walk to and I’d have to wake up 45 min. earlier than usual to take public transit. I’d rather just learn to drive and be comfy with it rather than relying on my parents and my SO to drop me off and pick me up like they do now so that I can save that total of 1 h. and 30 min of commute. It’s getting more embarrassing than before because of my age.
In the movies, people driving in areas where it’s one or two lanes, few cars, open space, few buildings, etc. to go pretty much anywhere and everywhere. If that were my area, I would’ve been driving since I was 16, but I’m 24 and still don’t have the darn license. It’s embarrassing. The lessons are so highly priced- 4 lessons for nearly 400 bucks!