- Higher risk of injury or death on a motorcycle - I had one friend killed on a motorbike (open road), another had a serious accident that took years to recover from (city)
- The weather in Wellington isn't that great, you need a lot of wet weather gear that doesn't work so well with suits.
If there were no cars or bad drivers on the road, maybe, but there's so many shocking drivers no way would I risk a motorbike in Wellington. A scooter wouldn't get my to town, even though it's only a 10 minute drive on the motorway.
I drive in, early to avoid traffic. I could take public transport but that takes 90-120 minutes per day, driving takes me 20 minutes. I value my time highly, and I can afford both petrol and parking. Even if the price of petrol doubled I'd still drive.