Car Sharing

August 14, 2011, 5am PDT
Sunny Freeman of The Canadian Press takes to the streets to talk to bicyclists about their choice of conveyance. She says a gas price spike during the summer of 2008 pushed many Canadians onto two wheels.
Canadian Business
March 5, 2011, 5am PST
<em>Streetfilms</em> takes a look at the growing trend of car sharing as part of its series on cities moving beyond the automobile.
October 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
Colleges around the U.S. are implementing car sharing services to help reduce the need for private car among their students and faculty.
The Seattle Times
October 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
Spride Share is betting that Californians will, and a new bill signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger sorts out the insurance issues if they do so.
Fast Company
August 19, 2010, 9am PDT
By expanding its car-sharing requirements on new non-residential buildings, the city of San Francisco is looking to make car-sharing more viable and accessible in the transit-friendly city.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 19, 2010, 11am PDT
Hoboken, New Jersey has instituted a new car sharing service -- one run by a rental car company that pays the city for the right to operate.
The New York Times
April 30, 2010, 9am PDT
Does your car sit unused for long periods of time? A proposed law in California would allow you and your car to be part of a unique car-sharing system.
Streetsblog San Francisco
August 13, 2009, 9am PDT
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has announced a plan to initiate a citywide car-sharing system, building on the success of the city's popular bike sharing program.
Der Spiegel
Blog post
June 29, 2009, 8am PDT

America's so-called “love affair” with the automobile, although cliché, provides a vivid description of how attached we really are to driving.  Public policy, and the historically overwhelming effect of auto industry lobbying, is only partly to blame for the endemic traffic jams and smog of the twentieth century.  Bruce Schaller, a transportation consultant hired by New York City advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, recently demonstrated that urbanites with multiple transportation options still choose to commute by car for rational reasons of privacy, convenience, and speed.  A chart of his, shown below, demonstrates how perplexing this choice is.  Overcoming these reasons is a ser

Ian Sacs
June 13, 2009, 1pm PDT
Cities are warming up to the idea that planning for the future means more car sharing programs and fewer parking spaces.
The New York Times
Blog post
May 3, 2009, 3pm PDT

Introducing car sharing (ZipCar, Hertz Connect, etc,) to a development can significantly reduce parking demand and, hence, construction costs.

Ian Sacs
June 24, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Following on the success of its bike-sharing system, Paris is planning to unveil a citywide green car-sharing system.</p>
The Guardian