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I commute via:
Muenster, the place where I live, is famous for the many bikes everywhere, it often looks like in Amsterdam or Beijing, but for quite some years I mostly move around on inline skates, except when the streets are icy like this week.
Different generations, different transportations: my grandfather always walked to the nearby factory, my father used his own car for decades, then started using the train. Now with increasing oil prices and taxes, car pools will probably get more popular in the near future.