The company responds to the hubbub over its parking spaces in Brookline.
Who dumped orange juice into archie mazmanian's breakfast cereal? That is one unhappy commenter.
Curious if he owns a vehicle or uses the T/cabs the way he tells us Zipcar users to do.
He's either an obsessive and vindictive nutjob OR he owns a cab company. He seems to be fixated on how everybody should just take a cab ... to costco, to get people at the airport, to go on a picnic ... yeah, right.
Curious to hear from anyone at the Town meeting where this was discussed last night.
Article 13 contains the ZipCar provision.
ZipCar has encouraged Zipsters to voice your opinions to advisory committee members Chairman Harry Bohrs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vice Chairman Neil Wishinsky (email@example.com)
Article 12 defines parts of the CSO (car sharing organization) usage.
For the rest of us who are curious, can anyone describe what exactly these changes mean? I'm not seeing it. It seems like CSO's are given allowance to purchase up to the lesser of 20% of a lot or 25 spaces in residential and non-residential zoning.
I'd also be worried about the stupidity of the mandatory bike registration article just below the ZipCar one and of one of the last ones that wants to DOUBLE the chairman and board's stipends.
Why do I ask? Because the objection to Zipcar has nothing to do with regulations zoning, noise-- please-- or anything else. What it has to do with is townie and/or yuppie landlords with driveway or dirt-lot space that they're able to rent for extorionate amounts of money. For every person that ditches their car, or couples who get rid of one of their cars, that lessens the demand for off-street parking spaces and makes them less valuable, whether they're rented individually or lumped in with the rent on an apartment.
That's it. That's the whole story, and if anyone argues otherwise, they're lying, and doing it badly. Whatever they say their reasons are, and whatever excuses they make-- "People can ride the T! Or take cabs!"-- are just a joke. What they want is to continue to be able to rent out mud puddles for $300 rather than $200, or tack $50K onto the price of a crappy condo just because it includes a parking space.
Why is everyone ripping on this this guy on UHub rather than on the blog where he's actually commenting? Seems like bad form.
It's not worth it engaging him in an argument. He'll dodge the issue or attack you for something unrelated to the topic at hand.