First, let’s clear something up – it’s not the wrong side of the road. In fact, some would adamantly state it’s the correct side, and the other 70% of the world is wrong! But it is the other side of the road, and driving on it is the least confusing part of this whole process, … Continue reading Baby, you can drive my car
Since so many people have asked about our experience with the Cooperative Auto Network (CAN), I figured I’d post a few of the positive and negatives we’ve encountered through our nearly 3-year membership. This one’s a doozie, so if you’re not really interested in how CAN works for car-sharing, you may want to skip this … Continue reading The CANs and the CAN-Nots
The catalyst for it all was my new job in an area that’s highly inconvenient to get to by public transit. But really, Neil and I have been thinking about re-joining the ranks of the car-owners for quite a while. Combine that with neighbours who were leaving the country and had to sell their car … Continue reading End of an Era
One thing that generally comes with moving is the learning of a new route to work. For those of us who commute by transit, that’s learning a new bus route. Of the very few things I’m missing about the old place (along with being mere steps from Tatlows, the Naam and the Flying Tiger) is … Continue reading Bus-ted?
I received an unexpected message in my inbox the other day, from a Province reporter, looking for someone to interview for a story about CAN. I’m guessing my kitslinao.ca entry on car-sharing showed up in her google search. In any case, it turns out that the Cooperative Auto Network has just been audited, and is … Continue reading CAN-ned
Oh gentle readers, I am stymied! Neil and I are heading off on a canoeing trip next week, and are trying to figure out exactly how we’re going to get from Point A to Point B with as little hassle and expense as possible. I’m convinced there must be a reasonable way to execute the … Continue reading Transportation Situation
I’m sure many of you have heard of or seen the new car-sharing cars around town. Zipcar has moved into the city, offering up some competition to the homegrown Cooperative Auto Network (CAN). I think competition in any industry is a great thing, though I think comparing a co-op to a for-profit service is a … Continue reading New Car on the Block