|Re: car-sharing question||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Dennis Clark (dennisclark43gmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 09:50:53 -0800 (PST)|
Yes, Chris has the main issues to resolve. Each come with there own challenges. We made three runs at a formal car share system here, but ended up with something that would be considered informal. Someone asks to use a vehicle for X and someone replies. Works fine for most local things. Longer trips are more challenging, but often someone just rents a car from a dealership for a week or more. On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 9:44 AM, Chris Rowe <chr [at] rowe.com> wrote: > We don't have anything formal set up yet (just 2 households sharing 2 cars) > but I have been researching this and from what I can tell there are 4 main > issues to deal with. > > 1. *Ownership* - The choices are to have individuals own the cars vs. > start a separate entity. > 2. *Insurance* - You need to find an insurance company that will cover > all the drivers. This is probably the trickiest part but seems like it > is > just a matter of calling them and asking what it would cost. > 3. *Scheduling* - I have been thinking about using the reservations > feature of Gather http://info.gather.coop/features/ > 4. *Usage tracking* - Talking with someone at > https://www.carsharevt.org/ > they recommend just using paper/pencil logs in each car. Adding the > equipment to automate this is not worth the cost at this scale. > > There are obviously other issues like where to keep keys, maintenance, etc. > but I think those can all be worked out once these 4 parts are in place. > > I have found 2 useful resources that go into more detail if desired > > 1. > https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/sharing-car-with- > friends-neighbors > 2. https://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-share-a-car-part-ii > 3. > > > Hopefully there will be more options like > http://fortune.com/2016/04/08/ford-group-leasing-austin/ in the future to > make this easier. > > Chris > > > On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 10:07 PM Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at] vt.edu> wrote: > > > Ann, the idea is that some number of households would share the use of a > > smaller number of vehicles. Currently 13 households are interested in > > sharing 8 vehicles. I don't think this is like ZipCar. The remaining > messy > > details are what they are hoping to learn, that is, the messy details > > beyond what they've determined so far. > > > > > > On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> > wrote: > > > > > Muriel — > > > > > > Are you talking about sharing a car or sharing car ownership vs. a car > > > sharing service like Zip Car? Or both? > > > > > > I think Pioneer Valley has some experience with this. Maybe someone > from > > > there will write to the list. > > > > > > Best -- > > > > > > Ann Zabaldo > > > Takoma Village Cohousing > > > Washington, DC > > > Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC > > > Falls Church, VA > > > 202.546.4654 <(202)%20546-4654> > > > > > > As long as you have two or fewer … your ducks are always in a row. The > > > Covert Comic > > > > > > > > > > > > > On Mar 1, 2018, at 4:22 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at] vt.edu> > > > > wrote: > > > > > > > > Some folks in my community would like to start a car-sharing program > > for > > > > the subset of residents who are interested. There are a lot of moving > > > parts > > > > (...sorry... ) to this kind of project with all kinds of nitty-gritty > > > > things to be worked out. The burning soul who really wants this to > > happen > > > > has already done quite a lot of research, but he realizes that he > > doesn't > > > > know everything that might be involved, so I'm asking on his behalf > > here > > > on > > > > Coho-L. > > > > > > > > I don't know to what extent state law impacts this - we're in > Virginia > > - > > > > but many aspects of such a program would have to be figured out no > > matter > > > > where you live. The organizer would love to get in touch with anyone > > who > > > > might be successfully doing this elsewhere. If you tried to do it and > > > > couldn't overcome some obstacles, I imagine that would be helpful > too. > > > > > > > > Please reply directly to Bill Calfee <bcalfeeslv [at] gmail.com> > Thanks! > > > > > > > > Muriel at Shadowlake Village Cohousing > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > > > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > >
- Re: car-sharing question, (continued)
- Re: car-sharing question Sharon Villines, March 1 2018
- Re: car-sharing question Ann Zabaldo, March 1 2018
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