As you can see in the pic, my car sharing user card arrived in the post today. That's nice, 48 hours after I faxed all the documentation they requested. The pic also shows the T10 cards that allow 10 trips on any kind of public transport in Barcelona Metro Area, on up to 4 different transport modes.
How do you join a car sharing scheme? It's very easy - but as with all contracts, it's important to read the small print. This 3rd article of my carsharing vs. car ownership series (check out the first and second) will not only relate how I registered for my local carsharing scheme (Catalunya Carsharing) but what are the aspects you should be ready and looking for.
So I've decided to drop my car and use a carsharing scheme. My provider, Avancar, works under a brand named Catalunya Car Sharing. This is the first service in Spain and it only covers Barcelona and some nearby towns. Plans are that the service will extend to some other Spanish cities but I'm not holding my breath for that. As I explained in my previous post, I plan to use a low-cost car rental service (Pepecar) for longer car trips.
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