Part of the Bay Area News Group

Archive for October, 2006

aversion therapy for the single motorist

Cell photo by CC

broken windshield by CC.jpg

I was driving down I-80 Monday morning when I got a call from Charlotte, who was anxious to interest me in Flexcar‘s clever exercise in car sharing promotion. It was an iffy proposition from the get-go, seeing as how the idea was clearly aimed at getting Flexcar’s name out there before the reading public.

One of my issues, I told Charlotte, was that I might be doing a Census story, and wouldn’t have time to run across the Bay to attend flexcar’s press conference.

Here’s the scheme: Flexcar had gotten 15 Bay Area residents to give up their cars for a month, in exchange for free transit and 25 free hours of access to their fleet of hybrids, sedans, minivans and sports cars.

The stunt would illustrate that car sharing provides Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
Under: Capitol Corridor (Amtrak), car sharing, driving, Security, Transit vs. driving | 1 Comment »