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More Sustainable Car Use

A sensible check against excessive motor traffic is to push for more efficient car use. With the typical car spending the vast majority of each day lying idle and being mostly empty even when in use, individual car ownership seems a prodigal use of space and other resources. Schemes such as car-pooling and car-sharing help get utility use out of each individual car, thereby reducing the number of cars a community needs as a whole. This session seeks to address the following questions:

  • What are some challenges and solutions in persuading people to consider car-sharing as an alternative to individual car ownership?;
  • What are key factors for success in car-sharing and car-pooling initiatives?; and
  • What recommendations can be made in terms of the set-up and organization of a successful car-sharing system?