zipcarZipcar is the most successful car sharing scheme in the world (2012) – with over 11,000 shared vehicles, mostly in the States (but hundreds in London and three in Maidstone).

Members pay an annual fee of £55 and then book cars online or on the phone – by the hour (£5) or day (£49).  Once booked, they use their zipcard to unlock the car.

Two advantages of car-sharing: it brings down motoring costs and reduces the number of cars on the roads.

How many residents in Wye would be interested in such a car-sharing scheme? Enough to request our very own village zipcar? Or should we start a scheme of our own?

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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