It makes sense. A rough estimate puts cost of ownership at over 500UKP per month. In the last 5 years I have driven under 15K miles - and that includes a lot of paid for business miles. Two pounds a mile can't be far off the cost of a chauffeur! I've held on to cars in order to calm my wife's worry that I might need a one for 'emergencies'. As I won't be able to drive for a while I've siezed the initiative and it's going. Of course, I won't be cycling much either so the lucky beneficiaries from my misfortune will be the taxi firms and the bus company. I've not been on a bus for some years so it'll be quite an interesting experience. I've been playing with www.internet.xephos.com (bloody amazing PT journey planner) and am quite impressed at the daytime bus services.