In locations where space is at a premium, the public is quickly embracing vehicle sharing programs. Car and bike sharing programs are growing in cities all over the world, and quickly becoming a viable option for certain trips. A number of these services have already appeared in South Florida, including Zipcar, Car2Go, and Decobike.
Local governments can support these efforts in many ways, including sharing existing parking spaces for bicycle racks, eliminating on-site parking requirements for car-share services, and reducing tolls for shared vehicles. With support from private and public entities, vehicle sharing may prove to be a cost-effective mechanism for reducing the number of cars on the road.