This week’s podcast is a conversation with Christopher Bineham, program manager for Hourcar, a local nonprofit car sharing operator in the Twin Cities. Christopher and I sat down last week on the patio at Fabulous Fern’s on Saint Paul’s Selby Avenue to talk about the debates over car sharing policies in Minneapolis, why car sharing makes sense for cities, and what a car sharing city might look like if all goes well in the future.
When I recorded this conversation, the Minneapolis city council was in the midst of a debate over a new car sharing pilot program using on-street parking spaces, and whether or not to include Hourcar in the pilot project. But last week, the council voted to open up the project to all car sharing vendors, including Hourcar, a new program called Car2Go, and others.
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Thank you for the nice choice of photo! One of my biggest pet peeves are the times when I read or hear comments like “car sharing won’t work for parents with little kids,” or “not everyone can live without a car — parents with children, for example.” I know that’s not the point of your podcast, but thanks all the same for selecting the apparently radical radical image of an adult with child taking advantage of a car sharing program.
That was on the Neighborhood Energy Consortium website, so they should get all the credit.