I like(d) John Candy a lot. His comedy always struck a chord in me, and it culminated in his character, Uncle Buck.
In the movie Buck announces to his sister-in-law that he is on a five-year plan to stop smoking. His idea is to spend a final year with cigarettes, the next year with cigars, the next smoking a pipe, then chewing tobacco and finally onto nicotine gum.
Although I haven't really worked it out yet, a part of my plan to be "outside" more, drive a car less, and spend less on gas includes a 50cc scooter. There are lots of days when I cannot get motivated enough for my bicycle commute and its good to have my 2006 Yamaha BWS scooter.
Altruistic as I would like to be, I need to be realistic. Oftentimes I need a gas-powered vehicle to do what is required of me. Now, that said, perhaps I should work out a five year plan and see if I can't just ween myself and my family further away from car-dependence.
The scooter is fun, too.