However, with long commute distances, errands and family responsibilities, the convenience of a car can be a real asset. Luckily, there is an ever growing suite of alternatives that can help you gain all the convenience of private car ownership for less cost – and less impact on the environment.
If you commute every day by car, consider sharing your ride with colleagues. Carpooling is an excellent way to save instantly on costly gas and parking fees, while spending time with friends or getting to know your fellow colleagues better. If you only need a car for the odd errand or grocery trip, carsharing may be for you. Zipcar and Modo, Evo, and Car2Go have cars available at UBC and all across the city, giving you access to wheels when you need them.