Vehicle rental is appealing certainly but without changes to the insurance industry it certainly would not work for me and probably many like me. As it is I cannot hire a car or van as they will not give insurance beyond a certain age. In some cases 70 and some are 75 but beyond that forget it.Once upon a time, people lived close to their place of work - how radical is that?
In the future less people will travel to a workplace
Investment in more public transport must be part of green strategies, hell, they might even be compatible with bicycle usage
Vehicle rental will become ore of a thing rather than ownership
It's not like there are not answers to the 'problems', what's important is the will and investment.