Car Sharing

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Car Sharing
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-15

Car Sharing means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Car sharing, car pool or car clubs are models of car rental or organisations, where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour. They are attractive to customers who make only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type than they use day-to-day. (1),

Car sharing is designed for local users in support of community transit and environmental goals. Its mission, vision and values lead to actions aimed at decreasing personal car ownership, reducing vehicle distance travelled, improving urban land use and development, providing affordable access to vehicles for all constituencies, as well as motivating residents to walk, cycle and take buses and trains, and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels while reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. (2)

(1) Based on Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning (STEP UP) Gothenburg/Anna Svensson, 2015, http://www.stepupsmartcities.eu; (2) carsharing.org (undated), http://carsharing.org/what-is-car-sharing/, Car sharing Association CSA.