CarSharing is a pay-as-you-go car usage system. Members go online, reserve a car and use their personal keyfob to access the car. Billing is both hourly and mileage fee based. Insurance, maintenance, and even gas are all included. CarSharing has been shown to increase pedestrian, bike and transit trips by up to 54%. Members can save up to $250-300/month.
CarSharing lets you choose to pay the costs of driving only when you want to drive. The Boulder-Denver metro area has a local non-profit carsharing organization called eGo CarShare. As of May 2013, eGo CarShare has 42 vehicles, including hybrids, pick-up trucks and a mini-van. Its over 2,700 members have access to a network of cars throughout the metro area, 24 hours-a-day, paying-per-trip, without commitment or inconvenience. Vehicle usage fees range from $2.50 to $6.50 per hour plus $0.30 per mile. Fees includes gas, insurance and maintenance.