I wish the kids at The Stranger cared half as much about light rail as they do car sharing.
I’m a Zipcar member too, and I’ve had plenty of access to cars since their switch-over. But they’re a private company trying to make money in this dog-eat-dog world. I feel bad for all of you balloon-headed PCC members who got your special rate eliminated, or you college kids who lost your special UW rate…
You got issues, I got tissues.
Ten and a half bucks an hour is not a sin against God. It’s still cheaper than buying a car, fixing it, and parking it. I loved Flexcar, and I like Zipcar too. That said, carless folks aren’t entitled to car sharing at cheap rates any more than folks with cars are entitled to cheap gas and parking. If you don’t like your options, do a couple of things:
1.) Expand mass transit in the city.
2.) Start a non-profit alternative JUST for Capitol Hill.
3.) Buy a plug-in hybrid for the neighborhood, and then charge people to use it.
If Zipcar is living too high on the hog, then maybe they need competition.