The Benefits of Car Sharing for Individuals & Families
Car sharing benefits many things — individuals, families and cities. How can grabbing a Gig help you and your loved ones? Here are a few ways!
For families — especially families with children — Gig is a great solution if you don't actually need two cars 24/7. Let’s say your partner commutes a good distance every day and has the car the vast majority of the time, but you still need to take kids to after-school events/lessons a couple times a week. Maybe what your family really needs looks more like 1.25 cars. Utilizing a car share enables you enough flexibility so that you don't need to purchase that second car.
That’s exactly what Adam in Berkeley decided. He and his family sold their second car and used Gig as a transportation alternative. They saved money by using a Gig when they needed a vehicle. None of the monthly payments or insurance costs of a second car, just pay-as-you-go, all-inclusive convenience when it's needed. Check out Adam’s story on our YouTube channel.
Owning a car can be costly. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average transportation cost in the United States per household in 2021 was more than $10,900. If you don’t have the need for a full-time personal vehicle, car sharing is an excellent way to have the freedom of mobility without the full-time costs.
At GIG Car Share, there are no Membership initiation fees. Our all-inclusive rates cover the car’s maintenance and upkeep, parking (within the HomeZone), gas, and insurance. If you don’t need a full-time car, it’s the perfect way to pay for transportation when you need it, and not for anything more. You can rent a Gig by the minute, by the hour, for 8 hours, for a day, or for multiple days — you only pay for what you use.
Public transportation is a necessity in any populated area. Whether it’s a light-rail train, a ferry, a bus, or a cable car, public transportation offers a variety of options when it comes to travel. However, public transportation may have scheduling and other limitations. With an on-demand car share, you can take more control over your transportation for you and your family. Car share can also be an important connector to public transportation.
Car sharing can mean fewer cars on the road, reducing the need for parking, and more opportunities for green spaces and better air. By choosing to use a car share service, you are helping make that change. Car sharing has been shown to be effective when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ready to join the car sharing revolution?
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