Letter: Car share solution

Re: “Care Provider Fears Losing Job,” March 10-16

Re: “Care Provider Fears Losing Job,” March 10-16

After reading the article, it occurred to me that our local, non-profit co-op, the Victoria Car Share, could lend to hand to anyone who “needs” access to a car, without owning one. While I understand the needs of the employer, Beacon Community Services, it is an incredible burden to expect hundreds of employees to purchase a vehicle for work. Victoria is lucky to have its climate, geography, and cycling culture and most people can enjoy the benefits of a car-free lifestyle. As a cycling and bussing advocate, I would prefer that our city continues to promote a progressive mix of transportation options. Adding dozens or hundreds of cars to our compact streets could fuel transportation policies that emphasize the private automobile. In the end, can’t we just share a little and continue to contribute to makes Victoria great?

Keane Gruending, Co-manager, Victoria Car Share Co-operative

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