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COMMUNITY CAR INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL CARS

I THINK THAT SMALL COMMUNITY TOWNS SHOULD HAVE A GENERAL COMMUNITY CAR SO THAT WHEN SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WOULD NORMALLY TAKE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL CARS INTO TOWN OR PAY FOR A TAXI, THE COMMUNITY CAR CAN BE PRE-BOOKED TO TAKE A SET NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN ALL AT THE SAME TIME IN THE 1 CAR INSTEAD OF HAVING UP TO 6 SEPERATE CARS/TAXI'S THEREBY REDUCING COST AND POLLUTION AND DOING THIS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK AND ALSO TO ACT AS A TRANSPORT METHOD FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THESE SMALL COMMUNITIES TO GET HOME SAFELY FROM THE LOCAL PUB EACH NIGHT INSTEAD OF THEM TAKING THEIR CARS, WASTING MONEY, POLLUTING AND RUNNING THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT. WITH VOLUNTEER DRIVERS IN THE COMMUNITY ON A ROSTER BASIS. 20 YEARS AGO WE HAD ONE SET UP LIKE THIS AS THERE WAS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND NOT EVERY ONE HAD A CAR. PEOPLE WOULD PAY A ONE OFF RETURN FEE TO COVER COST OF FUEL PER TRIP WHICH AT THE TIME WAS $15.00 MAX DEPENDING ON WHAT TOWN THEY WANTED TO TRAVEL TO AND HOW MANY OTHERS WERE IN THE CAR INSTEAD OF PAYING $80 RETURN FOR A TAXI EACH. PEOPLE WOULD WORK IN WITH EACH OTHER SO YOU MAY HAVE HAD 1 OR 2PEOPLE WITH A DR APPT AND MAYBE 4 NEEDING TO DO SHOPPING AND ALL WOULD PAY THE FEE BASED ON HOW MANY IN CAR AT THE TIME AND WORKED WELL. SO INSTEAD OF APPROX 20 SEPERATE CARS GOING IN AND OUT PER DAY. WE HAD 1 CAR MAKING 3 RETURN TRIPS. IT WORKED OUT CHEAPER FOR ALL, BETTER FOR THOSE THAT DID NOT HAVE A CAR AND HAD TO PAY A TAXI TO COME TO THE TOWN THEN PICK UP AND TAKE IN THEN DO THE SAME THING TO GET HOME WHICH WORKED OUT AT = 4 CAR TRIPS PER TAXI/ PERSON YOU ONLY HAD 1 CAR MAKING 1 RETURN TRIP. WAS LESS POLLUTING AND BETTER FOR ALL AND WHOEVER WAS THE ROSTERED DRIVER ON THE DAY WAS ALLOWED TO KEEP THE CAR OVERNIGHT IN CASE THEY WANTED TO TAKE THEIR FAMILY OUT IF THE CAR WAS NOT PRE-BOOKED AND COULD DO THEIR OWN SHOPPING AT THE SAME TIME THAT THEY WERE TAKING OTHERS IN WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY AS A RETURN FOR THEIR VOLUNTEER DRIVING. THIS WOULD STILL WORK WELL IN OTHER AREAS WHERE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS HARD TO GET TO OR IS LIMITED.
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