| ||company: NTUC INCOME Car Co-operative Ltd (Car Co-Op)|
context: in Singapore, land is scarce and the government is always looking for better ways to control traffic. The idea of having a carsharing co-operative was first broached by the then Communications Minister Mah Bow Tan. He said that communal cars were more efficient and affordable than private ones, which were left parked the whole day while the owners were in their offices. The first carsharing co-operative was set up in May 1997 in a move aimed at letting more people drive a car without having to buy one. Today people can have access to more than 110 cars located at more 30 locations in various housing estates.
company: Car Co-Op is a not-for-profit co-operative. Its key objectives are:
sustainability features: Wolfgang Meyer, President of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), once has said about carsharing: “When you want a glass of milk, do you buy the cow? When you want to drive, why buy the car?”
- to promote and provide a shared means of transportation at affordable prices to its members and affiliates;
- to provide vehicles for the shared use of its members and affiliates according to the terms and conditions of the Society;
- to encourage thrift, co-operation, self-help and mutual assistance among its members.
YXC, supporting this simple no-non sense advice, would like to remind you that carsharing is one of the most effective steps towards a sustainable mobility: fewer cars, less social and environmental impact!