|Re: cohousing car costs||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Deb Smyre (dsmyreprimenet.com)|
|Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 10:49:21 -0600 (MDT)|
At 11:24 AM 8/1/1999 -0500, Bitner/Stevenson wrote: >Insurance rates are definitely higher in cities, but what of it? As a good >driver, mine is only a few hundred dollars a year. I spend far more on >repairs. The question really is, is it more expensive to own a car in the >city, and I think the answer has to be "no". Especially when you consider >the cost of commuting from a suburb(I can walk to work) and the need for two >cars if you have two jobs in a family. Car costs may not be so very far off topic. I recall reading an article on "car sharing" in Time magazine a couple of months ago. The article explained how 60 commuters used only 12 cars in a car sharing arrangement to reduce transportation costs. There are several websites with info detailing how the idea works. A good one to start with is: "AutoShare" at www.autoshare.com Deb Smyre Fridley, Minnesota Owner of the last house being built at Eno Commons in Durham, NC
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