Yes, a radical idea, I know...
Anyway, I would be faced with a 4 mile cycle each way, just over half of that on towpath, the rest through city centre traffic/roads. Looking at something like This , adding hydraulic brakes and buying a few extra pieces of winter riding gear. I currently get public transport, but it's slowly wearing on me with late buses and buses not turning up at all. I've done my sums and I can save around 40% on my costs.
So, I'll need to be riding in all weather, snow, ice, wind, rain etc.
Talk me into it, or, talk me out of it.