kimberley crofts


an information and communication designer living in London

English village names and car share schemes

The novelty of laughing at the names of English villages will never wear off I think. Today we hopped in our Commonwheels share car to take my parents, recently arrived from Australia, around the Cotswolds. This sign was one of the best of the day:


We have been part of a car sharing scheme and have really only used it three or four times since January, mainly for when our family has come over and we have wanted to see a bit of the English countryside. Our bicycles are more than sufficient for everyday life—including the weekly food shop—but having access to a car is sometimes a good thing.

If you are a car addict (or just need to use one every now and then) I highly recommend investigating car share schemes. The way it works is that you pay a small registration fee and then book a car online. The car sits at an agreed location in your community and each car share scheme member has a pass card that allows you to gain access to the car. The keys are in the glove compartment. All bills arrive online.

In the UK you have ones such as Commonwheels (that we use), National Car Share, Zip Car, Street Car.

There is also Liftshare, for those who would just like to share a ride with someone who is going their way.


Filed under: Uncategorized, ,

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Twitter Updates

  • RT @SBSNews: 'The comments serve no other purpose than to foster an ill-conceived notion that all Muslims are somehow responsible for the a… 16 hours ago
  • RT @Vic_Rollison: News outlets calling Bourke Street incident ‘suspected terror attack’ when police have very clearly said there is no evid… 1 day ago
  • RT @billmckibben: For those who are wondering, this thread offers a calm and comprehensive scientific account of why climate change makes f… 2 days ago

Flickr Photos

%d bloggers like this: