Early results indicate big savings with CarShare Vermont!
Two months ago we launched Be Car Conscious, a campaign to help people figure out how much they spend to own and drive their cars—and encourage them to consider other options if they make sense. After about 240 people used our number crunching calculator, we’ve gleaned some useful information about what people are spending locally on [...]
Night Out at the Cluse
It’s not every day that you get to enjoy an elegant dinner at your favorite daytime eatery! Come on out for a delicious, family-style gathering at Penny Cluse Cafe on Friday, March 27th from 7-10pm, to benefit CarShare Vermont’s MobilityShare Program. Dress to the nines, grab your sweetie or some friends, and indulge in a [...]
3 Cars OK for Pets!
We are thrilled to announce that 3 of our cars are now available to both you and your pets. There are just a few simple rules that you will need to follow: 1. Pets can only be transported in the following vehicles: Blanche – Vehicle #112, the white Subaru Impreza at the West Hall Lot [...]
Who Shares? Meet Andrea Todd.
Andrea isn’t just a cyclist. This title does not fully grasp the dedication she has to her preferred transportation mode. This Middlebury native is a two-wheeled commuting pro. And she’s no fair-weather enthusiast either. Snow, rain, mud or sun, she’s on her bike pedaling close to 10 miles per day, a sum of distances that [...]
Meet the Tornabes As a car-free family of four, the Tornabes are multimodal superstars. They made the decision to ditch their only car as a part of the Park it Pledge, our 6-month challenge to help people drive less and try new ways of getting around. “We had a car but then we found out [...]
Share the Love 2013
Friday, February 15, 7 PM Main Street Landing Train Station 1 Main Street Burlington, VT Please join us again this year for CarShare Vermont’s fourth annual benefit bash! Even if Valentine’s Day isn’t your jam, grab your partner or yourself and come to this love-themed, sweet ‘n sassy community celebration. This year’s party features: a [...]
The Results Are In: CarShare Vermont Kicks More Than Tires
This past August, we conducted our first comprehensive member survey. We had two goals: 1) to evaluate our environmental, social, and economic impacts to date; and 2) to learn what our members value most about our service and how they’d like us to improve it. Many thanks to the many members who took the time [...]
Sharing vs. Renting
How do we stack up? At CarShare Vermont, our members frequently ask us if they can use our cars for longer, out-of-town trips. While we’ve never had any restrictions on the duration members can use our cars, we’ve always recommended that they shop around and price compare with car rentals for longer jaunts. Traditionally, car-sharing [...]
Meet Doug (and Trina). About his newly car-free household, Doug compares losing their only car to “diving into the ocean instead of wading in it.” The vehicle wasn’t totaled, nor was it undriveable by any means. But when the brakes started having problems on their 17-year-old Geo Prizm, Doug and his wife Trina decided it [...]
Cleaner Cars or Fewer Cars: Is One Approach Better?
We think they both make sense. In the transportation research world, there are competing opinions about which pollution reduction and energy saving strategies are most effective: those that aim to make vehicles cleaner or those that encourage people to drive less. The clean vehicle camp emphasizes technological advancements and policies that reduce emissions per mile [...]