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 [...]

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Who Shares?

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Who Shares?

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Who Shares?

Meet Hanna. Hanna has nightmares about people giving her cars. This is what we learned after a recent chat with her. “I think the nightmares stemmed from a friend who was trying to do me a favor by giving me his old truck,” she said. “I told him that that was the worst thing he [...]

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Benefit Bake for CarShare Vermont: July 9, 2012

Please join us for a Flatbread Fundraiser! Next month, the American Flatbread Burlington Hearth will be hosting one of its Benefit Bakes for CarShare Vermont! If you’re not familiar with these special community events, Flatbread contributes a portion of the price of each flatbread sold to our organization throughout the entire evening. Here are the [...]

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New Cars and Locations Coming Soon

At the start of the year, we excitedly announced that we’d be adding a few new cars and locations to our network in 2012. We just wanted to give you an update on our progress as we know you’re as anxious as we are to expand. Last year, CarShare Vermont was part of a regional [...]

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