Streetfilms has launched a new series of videos, Moving Beyond the Automobile. As Streetfilms releases each video in the series, we’ll be posting them here for you to enjoy.
In the third episode of Moving Beyond the Automobile, we take a look at a more efficient way to use a car. Car sharing allows users to evaluate the full cost of each car trip, which encourages them to decide what the most appropriate mode choice is for a specific trip.
Zipcar, a leading global car sharing organization, reports that members walk and bike 10-15% more than they did before joining Zipcar. They also report that members save $600 a month when they choose car sharing over owning a private automobile.
So while car sharing isn’t exactly “Moving Beyond the Automobile,” it is a great way for cities and individuals to help make the transportation network more efficient and become less dependent on owning a private cars.
(Note: This series is made possible by funding from the Fund for The Environment & Urban Life.)