Cars are built to carry at least two people, usually four or more.
But that's a moot point, when you consider the fact that urban autos
average about 1.3 people per vehicle. We all seem to want to drive
alone. America's cars now demand 38.4 million acres of roads and
parking lots, an area of asphalt and concrete big enough to pave
the entire African nation of Rwanda.
few progressive thinkers have tried rebate plans for mass transit
commuters. They've also tried pedestrian/bicycle areas in urban
centers. But one very successful European system of sharing cars
is now growing in the U.S. Neal Peterson is CEO of a company called
Flexcar, up in Seattle. And he's the proponent of a concept too
-- Neal firmly believes solo car ownership is on its way out.