Re: Car share club
From: Raines Cohen (
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:52:01 -0700 (MST)
On 11/11/02 9:37 AM, Jeanne Goodman <GoodmanJ [at]> wrote:

>We are considering a car share club for our community. Does anyone have
>experience with car share clubs with some advice of things we should or
>shouldn't do? 

Jeanne -

First, build and move into your community. THEN worry about things like 
carsharing, meal sharing, shopping for each other, lending things, doing 
social things together, supporting your neighbors... build it gradually 
and naturally, don't try to do it all at once. Do reach out to FlexCar or 
your local car share operator about siting a car in your area or at least 
briefing the group and assessing the interest.

My neighbor Joani and I (as profiled in the latest Cohousing Journal) 
share an electric car; there has been some additional informal 
sharing/borrowing occasionally, and one other neighbor has gotten rid of 
her car (and occasionally rents out the space to neighbors or has it 
available for visiting family or friends).

CityCarShare now has a station wagon right outside our front gate, so 
that's available when we need it, for the several members here.

(catching up on an old thread that recently revived)

Raines Cohen <my initials,2,dash,coho,dash,L at my first name .com>

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