Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nanaimo Carshare co-op now up

After sharing Vancouver's car share co-op vehicles over the last decade Nanaimo's own co-op is now ready to go!

What is a car share co-op? It's like a family car, but (ideally) two are located in every neighbourhood, greatly reducing the cost of that second car, or even the principal car!

This blog quickly describes what it's about: Nanaimo Blog
Those who use carshare vehicles typically save thousands of dollars each year by depending more on public transit, cycling, walking, car pooling, having things (like groceries) delivered to their home, and by planning trips more carefully.

The results are more than simply saving money. Carsharing folk tend to have higher quality lives, get to know their neighbours, feel more in charge of their lives, and experience other benefits.

To help celebrate its inauguration you might want to join them at Serious Coffee's downtown location, 60 Commercial Street, on Wednesday, April 20 between 2.30 pm and 5:00 pm.

For more info, check out their website: