Look at this sweet blue, brand new car!
It's not really mine. It's our "neighbourhood car". Seven neighbours are going to share this car from now on. We had a small celebration yesterday here in Rose Street. It's provided by a super easy system by wheels-4-all. When I need the car, I'll just have to make a reservation online. When I make one 24h in advance, but one of the neighbours has made a reservation to, they will still provide me with a substitute rental car. Although not part of that system; some neighbours came up with the idea that this car could also be used to drive people that can't drive themselfs. There are 3 volonteers already and one family without a driverslicence in this group!
So, we still have two cars, the Renault is still on sale (but the market, well you know), but I don't need a car very often. Here in Hilversum I prefer to use my bike -also for groceries; that's not a problem for us Dutch girls. And when traveling to the city center of a bigger city, I love to go by train. Still, there are situations and destinations that aren't really suitable for bike's and public transport. And finding a parking space at night is very diffucult in this area.
I love 'my new' car and it's a great opportunity to contribute to the environment with some people from or community.
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