Car sharing… it works!
By Frederick Carle on March 8th, 2011
Although I was never a big fan of the car-sharing companies such as the one featured in this video, I’m more and more keen on the idea and I have to admit that if well organized and structured it can be very useful. This is specially true for people living in downtown urban areas. The main concern is accessibility. What I mean by this is if you have to walk half an hour to get to one of theses car, it takes away from the functionality aspect. On the other hand, if you can get to one in less then 5 or 10 minutes and you don’t need a car to go to work, then it becomes a plausible idea to not have a car and to use one from the car-sharing business whenever you need it.
As a guy who likes to go outside of the city on a regular basis for outdoors activities such as Snowboarding or cross-country skiing, owning a car is not even a question. But sharing one car for the household (girlfriend and I) and using one from the car-sharing company whenever the extra car is needed would be something to consider.