On an upcoming trip, I'll be spending a few days in New York, fairly centrally in Manhattan. After that, I need to head to somewhere in New Jersey not well served by public transport, so it looks like I'll need to get a hire/rental car (delete as per your language preferences!)
From my experiences of walking in Manhattan, coupled with those of being in taxis and buses, I don't think I want to be renting a car from near my hotel if I can possibly avoid it. Much more tempting would seem to be to take public transport for a bit, to get out of the worst of the traffic, and ideally close to a major road going roughly the right way, then rent a car from somewhere there.
Doing a quick search throws up huge numbers of possible places to rent a car from in and around New York, far too many to look each one up on a map, check it's suitability for driving onwards, check its suitability for getting there on public transport, check the next rental location etc. It feels like the sort of thing a computer ought to be able to do better!
Taking a given start location in Manhattan, a desire to get to the location by public transport, and a rough direction / rough set of major roads I'd be looking to take, how can I work out what hire/rental car locations to look at?
(This could be made more general for all US cities if that turns out to be appropriate)