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White Paper: Now Where are Those Keys? A Primer on Car Sharing

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The Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) is a major contributor to congestion and pollution. An innovative concept offers a possible answer to this conundrum: car sharing. Car sharing appears to encourage “sustainable mobility” at the expense of automobile dependency. This White Paper examines some of the important criteria Mobility Managers should weigh when considering whether to establishing a car sharing program. This White Paper is *FREE* for all registered H2 “amigos”.

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With the cost of gas fluctuating and increasing concern over the environment, some drivers are hanging up their car keys for good. Many former drivers are boarding buses and trains or moving closer to work. But the layout of the many world cities and the requirements of modern living still seems to demand at least occasional access to a car.  Yet the Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) is a major contributor to congestion and pollution. An innovative concept offers a possible answer to this conundrum: car sharing. Car sharing promises a way to reduce the number of vehicle trips to a particular destination by allowing multiple people to share the same vehicle. Car sharing appears to encourage “sustainable mobility” at the expense of automobile dependency. This White Paper examines some of the important criteria Mobility Managers should weigh when considering whether to establishing a car sharing program.