|Re: Car share club||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc2-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 22:17:01 -0700 (MST)|
On 12/31/02 11:05 AM, Sharon Villines < sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote: > >On 12/31/2002 12:51 PM, "Raines Cohen" <rc2-coho-L [at] raines.com> wrote: > >> CityCarShare now has a station wagon right outside our front gate, so >> that's available when we need it, for the several members here. >> >> http://www.citycarshare.org/ > >Raines, how does this work? Their website says it all: You join up for a $30 fee to review your driving record. You put down a $300 damage deposit (per household; we theoretically could get a business membership for the HOA but then we'd have to distribute the bills and pay higher rates). You get issued a key-fob and a code, and pay $10 a month. When you want to reserve a car, you call their automated system or use their website with your code, pick the location and time. When you go to that location at the start time, your fob will unlock the doors on any of the cars there. The ignition key is inside. You return it by the end of your reserved time, or pay a penalty (very steep if someone is inconvenienced by your not returning it on time and not calling ahead or extending your reservation). An invoice is sent monthly. Fees are $3.50 per hour reserved (capped at $35 per 24 hour period), plus $0.37/mile driven (no mileage charge on the electric cars that make up a small part of their fleet). Includes gas (use their credit card to refill if tank goes below 1/2), insurance, maintenance, etc. You're better off going with a conventional car rental company if you're going a long distance or renting full days at a time, especially with some of the specials out there. >It seems to me that this is a good option. I don't currently have a car but >could use one 2-3 days a month for a few hours -- maybe once a week. It's ideal for that. > I could >share with others or borrow a neighbors car but would like to have a more >structured way of reserving a car Yes, being part of a large pool removes the "transactional" hassle of inconveniencing neighbors and/or feeling like you "owe them" something or might not be able to get the use when you need it. I still occasionally share a ride or borrow a van, but this serves a slightly different need than that. > and, mostly, I would like to be free of >concerns about maintenance and concerns about how others are using the same >car. I believe FlexCar or ZipCar has service in the District... check 'em out! Raines Raines Cohen <my initials,2,dash,coho,dash,L at my first name .com> Member, Swan's Market Coho [Oakland, CA] <http://www.swansway.com/> Where our second resale is pending, and a studio loft is for rent. Facilitator, East Bay Cohousing [on hiatus] <http://www.ebcoho.org/> Looking forward to "Cohousing with a Clubhouse" meetings. Boardmember, The Cohousing Network <http://www.cohousing.org/> Making a communities list, checking it thrice. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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- Re: Car share club Sharon Villines, January 1 2003
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