Car Sharing

The web has also enhanced the viability of traditional car-sharing modes of auto-cooperatives, such as ZipCar, the largest provider in the United States. In Canada, Autoshare operates in Ontario, Communauto in Quebec, and Modo in BC. The organization was created to promote best practices in car-sharing and encourage environmentally and socially conscious behavior.

In Bremen, Germany, the car-sharing program Cambio has taken the concept to another level by collaborating with the city’s transit authority. Cambio offers members smart cards programmed for entry to the transit system as well as to Cambio cars. Cambio also plans to expand its network so that its smart cards also allow pre-paid access to taxis. More information available at


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