Does Car Sharing Help the Environment? The Early Evidence Is In

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Does Car Sharing Help the Environment? The Early Evidence Is In

By TODD MYERS
Sep 13, 2016

The proliferation of car-sharing services in major cities is evidence that this new transportation option is popular with consumers, likely because it’s cheaper to share a car than own one.

But what impact has it had on the environment? New research, from the City of Seattle and university researchers finds positive environmental results.

Car sharing is a rent-by-the-hour system, where users find a car nearby using a smartphone app. Members then unlock the car and use it as long as they like, returning it to one of many areas around town. The availability of the cars makes them a quick and easy way to travel, without having to wait for a bus or commit to the full-day rate of a traditional rental car.

To read the full article, visit: http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2016/09/13/does-car-sharing-help-the-environment-the-early-evidence-is-in/

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