This page is about lifestyle choice where you avoid vehicle ownership
and instead get rides from others, use transit services, or share the use of a vehicle.
The basic idea is this: avoid owning a car, be
as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car or request a ride from someone only when you need it--for a big shopping trip or other project. That way, you avoid the tremendous expense of owning, maintaining, storing, and insuring your own vehicle that may be dormant, unusued, and costing you money most of the time. Note that this discussion isn't limited to car sharing only, but a broad range of choices for mobility.
Borrow from Car-Free Tactics
Of course, with a goal of mobility sharing
(not just limiting your thinking to car sharing only),
you can pick tactics from
a car-free lifestyle.
You thus might consider a taxi,
bus, train, boat, or other transportation services where
you get a ride in a vehicle you don't own, lease, or share.
Expand your options by getting a ride with someone or giving someone a ride.
In many cases these are indeed the "good ol' car pooling" systems of decades past, but in many other cases, these aren't your grandfather's car pools--many involve social media, mobile technology, and mobile payments to facilitate sharing rides.