"Towards a Zero Carbon Community"
Car Sharing Project
Posted Monday, February 25, 2008
CAR SHARING – IS ANYONE INTERESTED?
It is one of the recommendations in Youlgrave Village Plan and an ambition of Sustainable Youlgrave that we should seek to develop car sharing arrangements in the village.
I am giving some time to this and among the issues we have to face are:
Who owns the shared vehicle?
How is its purchase financed?
What sort of vehicle is it?
Where is it kept?
In the simplest kind of arrangement, the shared vehicle would be owned jointly by the people who share it. They would decide what kind of vehicle to buy, where to keep it and the arrangements for sharing its cost and its use.
If anyone in the village is interested in jointly owning and sharing a vehicle I would like to hear from them with their own preferred answers to the four questions above. The vehicle might be one that a proposed sharer already owns or be bought (new or second-hand) for the purposes of sharing. And it might be a small van rather than a car. It depends what you need.
Please ring me on 636570 or drop a note through my door at the Old School Hall, opposite the Farmyard Inn.
I’ll give some feedback to everyone who contacts me and also write a brief report in a future issue of the Bugle – see www.thebugle.org.uk
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