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Old 08-16-2012, 11:37 PM
 
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Zipcar is in a few cities like Atlanta and Austin. They are at Rice U, but only there and for their students, staff, and faculty. Zipcar doesn't think it would work in Houston in general though. But it would be a good alternative as Houston's mass transit is not built up enough.

[url=http://www.zipcar.com/]Car Sharing, an alternative to car rental and car ownership – Zipcar[/url]
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Total ripoff.

Ronnie
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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All the cars would end up abandoned in Mexico.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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I wonder how many of those cars are going to be stopped at the border full of drugs.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Houston as a little bit to go but once we have a decent mass transit this could work. If I was a young professional and talk the rail to work and needed a car every once a while this would be great.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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We might want to try doing it with bicycles first
[url=http://sanantonio.bcycle.com/]San Antonio B-cycle | San Antonio Bike-Sharing Program | B-Cycle | bcycle.com[/url]
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Zipcar is in a few cities like Atlanta and Austin. They are at Rice U, but only there and for their students, staff, and faculty. Zipcar doesn't think it would work in Houston in general though. But it would be a good alternative as Houston's mass transit is not built up enough.

[URL="http://www.zipcar.com/"]Car Sharing, an alternative to car rental and car ownership – Zipcar[/URL]
There's something like a 50% tax. Zipcars are already expensive, plus add in that Harris County tax...

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We might want to try doing it with bicycles first
[URL="http://sanantonio.bcycle.com/"]San Antonio B-cycle | San Antonio Bike-Sharing Program | B-Cycle | bcycle.com[/URL]
This might work. Houston is soooo bikable.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Cranston
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Zip and Go-Car work for my friends in Chicago. But we don't have enough density or mass transit to support such forms of complimentary transportation.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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fail
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Total ripoff.

Ronnie
Not if you only need a car occasionally. You don't have to worry about gas, insurance, or maintenance. More convenient and flexible than a taxi and far less of a hassle than a rental.
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