I've just spent a 10-day stint without a car in our little town (which seems much bigger when you've only got a bicycle to get around). It was largely uneventful - I got a friend to drive me to Trader Joe's so I could get cheap food for a dinner party - but a little bit frustrating. Actually, that's generally how I imagine life in A2 to be without a car, or roommates with a car to borrow.
I didn't use the bus system, but I did bike distances much further than I would normally, including a two mile ride down Packard to watch Top Chef at the house of two friends. They worried about my returning home late on a cold January night with only some blinking lights to prevent an accident. Luckily, nothing remarkable happened.
The whole episode has certainly made me value my car more. I also wonder if the city might consider some improvements to the bus system (or other mass transit options) to help those without cars. I know BCB has blogged extensively about the city's plans, but are there other things local government might take into consideration?