VANCOUVER'S CAR CO-OP
But what about The Ownership Society, huh?--Pete
Vancouver's car co-op hit an important milestone this week when it added the 100th vehicle to its fleet. The co-op has nearly 2,000 members that pay monthly and usage fees for access to cars, trucks and vans parked across the Lower Mainland. Members say they save money on gas, insurance and maintenance because they don't own the cars. They say they don't sacrifice convenience, either.
"There are about five cars within easy walking distance of where I live," says Tom Durrie a member of the Co-operative Auto Network. "They are all over the city, so it's not as if you need to go great distances to get one."