Re: [carfree_cities] Thanks Everyone!
Not true. The Philly Car Share has no fixed membership fee. I think
on balance it reduces car ownership and car use.
Quoting Jym Dyer <jym@...>:
>> It overwhelmingly seems as though Car Sharing programs are the
>> future of, I don't know if there has been a catchy term coined
>> yet but I'll say "STOUNs", Sustainable Trips Outside Urban
>> Networks (feel free to revise:).
> =v= I saw nothing resembling that sentiment on *this* list, much
> less overwhelmingly. In any event there is nothing futuristic
> about car-shares: they're just glorified car-rental agencies
> with different business plans.
> =v= Part of the glorification is greenwash. (Using the word
> "sustainable" for driving cars is also greenwash, BTW.) The
> premise is that car-sharing means using cars *less*, but this
> premise has a few problems with it. Indeed, since car-shares
> impose a fixed membership fee, that provides an incentive to
> make unnecessary use of cars. "We paid for it; might as well
> use it."
> =v= I agree that the Bay Area has a pathetic public transit
> system, yet I've used rail+bike intermodal strategies for quite
> a few getaways. I have rented a car for occasions (occasions
> such as a broken foot).