ideal urban transportation system, we would get around using a variety
of methods. Bicycling and subways, sidewalks and buses, elevators
and ferries would all have their place. Cars, too, would play a role
in this diverse setting, doing what theyre best at: getting
people to places that cant be served by other methods or carrying
Car-sharing means less total driving and fewer cars purchased. For
the environment, that translates into reduced emissions, less fossil
fuel consumption, and less waste from manufacturing new cars.
Car-sharing makes it easier for people to give up their personal car
and to switch to more sustainable ways of getting around whenever
possible. For San Francisco, that translates into greater ridership
of public transportation, less space devoted to roads and parking
lots, and more space available for the things that make our city great.