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I never drive my car.  I mean, I only drive it when a) I have to move it across the street for street cleaning, or b) the emission test is due.  Really.

So why do I still have it?  I don't have a real good answer.  It just sits there, of no use to anyone.  I'm just happy that I'm still able to get it to start.   

So I'm excited that there's a new service starting in Baltimore which is letting owners like me share their vehicles and maybe make a little milk money too.

As an owner, if this started up in Chi, I'd be the first to join.  

As a renter, this might make the concept of car sharing even more convenient.

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I just got rid of my car and am looking into car-sharing services. Unfortunately I've only see I-Go or ZipCar with sedans, but no pickup trucks. Am I wrong about that? An I-Go Ford Ranger would be great for the very rare occasion I can't bungee big stuff from Home Depot to my bike.
I think they have a few trucks, though they make up a very small percentage of their overall fleet.

Brendan said:
I just got rid of my car and am looking into car-sharing services. Unfortunately I've only see I-Go or ZipCar with sedans, but no pickup trucks. Am I wrong about that? An I-Go Ford Ranger would be great for the very rare occasion I can't bungee big stuff from Home Depot to my bike.
Congratulations Brendan!

Zip Car is showing two Toyota Tacoma trucks-- one at Leavitt and Wabansia, and one at 3900 N. Sheridan.

http://www.zipcar.com/chicago/find-cars

Wondering why a bike trailer wouldn't be a solution though?

Brendan said:
I just got rid of my car and am looking into car-sharing services. Unfortunately I've only see I-Go or ZipCar with sedans, but no pickup trucks. Am I wrong about that? An I-Go Ford Ranger would be great for the very rare occasion I can't bungee big stuff from Home Depot to my bike.
Thanks, Howard.

I absolutely want a bike trailer. I have been mulling different homemade designs in my head for a while now. The problem is I have very limited storage (read: none) in my condo. I do have an empty parking space now. I've imagined putting/building a shed in the parking space and using that as a storage locker. Something tells me the condo assoc. or the city might object, though.

H3N3 said:
Congratulations Brendan!
Zip Car is showing two Toyota Tacoma trucks-- one at Leavitt and Wabansia, and one at 3900 N. Sheridan.
http://www.zipcar.com/chicago/find-cars

Wondering why a bike trailer wouldn't be a solution though?

Brendan said:
Thanks, Howard.
I do have an empty parking space now. I've imagined putting/building a shed in the parking space and using that as a storage locker. Something tells me the condo assoc. or the city might object, though.

Just build a shed that looks like, or is made out of, a cargo van.
Better yet just buy a van and use that as a shed...

JKH said:
Brendan said:
Thanks, Howard.
I do have an empty parking space now. I've imagined putting/building a shed in the parking space and using that as a storage locker. Something tells me the condo assoc. or the city might object, though.

Just build a shed that looks like, or is made out of, a cargo van.

A bit of a bump here, as I did a fresh search and found that Relay Rides is operational in Chicago.  If anyone is interested in renting a beat up 2001 Sentra for real cheap, maybe it will be up here one day!

https://relayrides.com/car-rental/chicago

I've been hearing more and more about this.  

I should add to the class I teach for fun to real estate agents titled "Alternative Modes of Transportation".

IGO just awarded a grant to launch peer to peer too - http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=26ae15dbc166dc471ac0062df&i...

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