Today, mobility is one of the biggest challenges of our time. We don’t think about it this way, who would! Every day we just grab our stuff and hurry out in our cars or run to catch the bus or the train on time! Then when comes the time to get back home. And we do the same backward… simple!
Now, if we consider the cost of car ownership between maintenance, fuel and insurance… and yes, parking! For a thing that we’re only using between 5 and 10% of the time, on average (unless you’re a professional courier, Uber driver or something like that, of course)… Add up some consideration to global warming and the concept of carbon footprint and the bound that we are entertaining with this transportation tool gets more and more arguable. Did I mention public health and sedentary lifestyle as well?!
On the other hand, the alternative to this has been for a long time to squeeze ourself into buses and trains in which rush hours traffic jam gets replicated at the narrower scale with far less private space and fairly frequent scents, not always enjoyable. And I will only briefly consider the issue of buses being a fairly unreliable transportation as they get caught up into traffic, delaying their route at each cross light…
There doesn’t seem to be a one-fits-all answer to that problem! And surely it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we will discuss 6 alternatives to car ownership and public transportation.
Let’s get started!