Is getting a bike a good idea?

<p>I have looked online at the whole car situation and realized that a car is a no-no since there is no way I will be able to park it till I move off campus. But is a bike a good thing to have or is walking/using the BART the only real thing you need?</p>

<p>A lot of Berkeley is uphill, so unless you're living off campus, walking seems like the best idea. And I've seen many a mangled wheel tied to a bike rack without the rest of the bike attached.</p>

<p>I saw a guy bike into a pole while I was there.</p>