THE UTILIZATION RATE OF AUTOMOBILES IN THE U.S. IS 5%. THE REST OF THE TIME, THEY JUST SIT THERE LIKE CONDOS AT THE BEACH.
If you believe this article, titled "Kiss Your Car Goodbye," things are going change substantially, and pretty quickly:
Twenty-five years from now, the only people still owning cars will be hobbyists, hot-roddders and flat-earth dissenters. Everyone else will be happy to share.
But let me inject some "ought" into the discussion.
We ought to be willing to share. And for lots of reasons, we'd better learn how.
This article puts it to us: Are we ready to share?
Some bad things are going to happen if we aren't (global warming). Some good things are going to happen if we are (an end to traffic congestion).
Happy New Year! Let's get ready to share!