We don't own a car, we live a heavy urban area and bike for our transportation. There are a few dog parks around us that can be a bit of walk our old man (11). This pack was amazing. I took a couple practice walks with it just to get a hang of it for myself and the pup and after I was confident I took a ride to the dog park. He loved the ride, was more well behaved at the park than he has been in years (he's a grouch), and it wasn't anymore uncomfortable for me to wear than my normal bag when I load it with groceries. I highly recommend to anyone thinking about having a way to get your pup around while biking or walking in the city.