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Cars. Can’t live with ’em. Can’t live without ’em.
So what to do on those occasions where a car is really useful.
There are a number of good examples of ways to access a car without owning one.
There’s another one at the end of our road. Bear in mind that in some areas of The Netherlands the waiting list for a parking permit is several years and you may have to own a car to apply that you then need to park far from home until the permit is available. Car ownership is also discouraged by heavy vehicle taxes.
With a car share you have a pass that opens the car and you book by the hour. Then go to the place where it’s parked and pick it up.
Don’t you think?
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...