After reading https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/382306 I tried very hard to come up with a similar troll post but I couldn't. And I don't have any bargains to post );
So, here's the problem.
Given Australia's record population growth https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/s...
I ride to work by bus everyday because the nearest train station is 4kms away and it has very limited parking spots which is taken up by 7am weekdays.
I can feel the population growth especially for the last 1.5 years. Most bus services to Melbourne cbd during peak hours are running full by the time they reach our stop and the bus driver don't stop at our stop to take passengers.
Sometimes, we're forced to wait for 30-35 minutes at the stop in the morning which is frustrating.
I tried cycling to the train station but by the time I reach the station in the peak hour traffic it takes around 20-25 minutes uphill and to find place to lock the bike and to go to the other side of the platform. Too much effort for saving 5 or 10 minutes max.
I'm thinking of motorcycle as the alternative to save time but not sure if it is really worth it.
1) Convenience, I can choose when to leave home or work.
2) Save time and put it for good use.
1) Risk associated with riding on the Freeway.
2) Cost of purchase, running cost, maintenance costs, insurance & rego.
Is it really worth it? What're your thoughts?