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Re: [carfree_cities] Thanks Everyone!

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  • bruun@seas.upenn.edu
    Jym Not true. The Philly Car Share has no fixed membership fee. I think on balance it reduces car ownership and car use. Eric Bruun
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 17, 2008
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      Jym

      Not true. The Philly Car Share has no fixed membership fee. I think
      on balance it reduces car ownership and car use.

      Eric Bruun

      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).
      > <_Jym_>
      >
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