Archive for October, 2010

P2P car sharing?
October 14, 2010

P2P car-sharing is a new concept being pioneered by at least three companies in the U.S.: Spride, RelayRides and Getaround It’s just like traditional car-sharing as practiced by Zipcar and dozens of other companies, but it takes the concept to a new level by allowing private vehicle owners to securely rent their vehicles to pre-screened and qualified members of the club.

via BikePortland.org » Guest Article: ‘Peer to peer’ car-sharing and its potential in Oregon.

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Who pays more for roads, bikes or cars?
October 4, 2010

The facts are clear: People who don’t drive much — including most true bike zealots — significantly subsidize those who drive a lot. And in any kilometre-by-kilometre comparison of city residents who travel exclusively by one mode or the other, drivers tend to pay less than their real costs, while riders pay more.

via Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?.

Key point are these “real costs” since cars and car infrastructure cost cities far more than anything produce by and for cycles.