Use car sharing
Using car sharing instead of outright car ownership tends to dramatically reduce the amount of driving people do.
Using a car sharing service will make you less likely to drive when alternatives exist, reducing pollution, energy consumption, and resource consumption.
This is because most of the costs of owning a car are fixed, meaning car ownership costs you whether you drive or not. This makes you feel like you’re paying for the car, so you may as well get the most use out of it. That means you will be less likely to use public transit or bike somewhere instead of driving.
Car sharing also reduces resource consumption, since for every car share car made available, 5 to 20 cars are taken off the road. Car sharing typically charges hourly rates, combined with low flat monthly rates, so it provides a strong financial incentive to limit driving.
Car sharing is most suited to people who need a car few a few hours at a time a few times a month. So, for example, if you need to shop for groceries a few times a month, then car sharing would be a great solution.
However, car sharing is usually only viable in cities where there is an extensive public transit system, or cities that are good for cycling all year round.
Car sharing is a great way to limit your driving, and it can save you thousands of dollars a year.