Friday, October 08, 2010

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The DF&C uses our everyday car, and because she works out of the mountain retreat many miles from my weekday abode, I usually have had to go grocery shopping and run errands on my mountain bike or prevail on friends for a lift.

Until now.

The university with which I am affiliated recently added Zipcar to its employee perks. Zipcar is a for-profit, membership-based car sharing company (the largest in the world, in fact) that enables me to use one of their hybrid-powered rides by the hour ($8) or the day ($66).

Zipcars are in parking lots throughout our sprawling campus and all it takes to access one is to make an easy online reservation.


Unknown said...

Does this mean no more joint shopping trips? How will I know when to buy groceries?

Shaun Mullen said...

Oh, no.