Carsharing

Sharing a network and a fleet of vehicles

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Carsharing is a system in which a company, public agency, cooperative, association or even an individual provides members with car-sharing service. The user of the system makes their car available for as long as it is needed. The rest of the time, the car is used by other members. The purchasing costs, vehicle maintenance and the hassle of finding parking spaces are shared through the car-sharing service.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Car sharing is an effective creative solution for those who don't own a car.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Car sharing is as an alternative to individual car ownership. This system has an impact on an urban, social and environmental level. In addition, it offers many advantages on an ecological level:
fewer cars are in circulation making the streets less congested and polluted, even more so if the vehicles are electric, and at a financial level: people save money by avoiding the purchasing costs and vehicle maintenance.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Carsharing is a practice that has spread to Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and is beginning to gain recognition in other European countries. It is also present in the North American, in particular, Canada, and it has significantly developed in recent years in the United States. In 2007, there were carsharing services in over 600 cities worldwide. The principle behind the system of carsharing has also existed in various forms since the 50s. More recently, many Canadian and European cities have set up a bike-sharing system.

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