Car sharing and a car club may be making progress very slowly as
ways of using cars sustainably, so here's another idea. Whipcar is
a website that enables you to make a bit of money hiring out your
own car when you are not using it, or to hire somebody else's at a
rate competitive with hire companies.
The website looks looks pretty straightforward and easy to use.
There are already about half a dozen cars for hire between
Copplestone and central Exeter - all within walking distance of a
bus - so it's feasible here. Whipcar arranges the insurance, and
owners' insurance is not affected.
If more people in the area hired out their cars in this way, it
might well save a few more from owning one, or perhaps a second
one. That will keep more cars off the road. And the hirers will
make a little money and keep it circulating locally.
Find out more at Whipcar and there's a review at Freelance