4 – Car sharing
When you think of it, owning a car sometimes just doesn’t make any sense. When you look at gas prices, the costs of maintenance and insurance… Again for a thing that we’re only using about 5 to 10% in the time of our life!
For example, I’ve lived in a downtown area for a while and then, I had no real need of a car of my own. Worse, it would have been a burden because I would have had to park it (and pay for that), or I would have had to play the game of parking in the street and struggle to find a spot whenever I got home after rush hour, when everyone had already been back… So, I was quite happy to find this car-sharing service that would allow me to use cars stationed throughout the city whenever I needed one. All I had to do is pay a membership and a fee as per usage and I wouldn’t even have to pay for gas! Exit maintenance cost and insurance premiums too… That was quite great! I would use the cars for errands and to getting out of the city and the rest of the time I would bike or take the bus. Confession to be made, biking was always the most convenient, weather permitting.