Four: is there a future for personal transport in the city
Well, here is something to ponder. My wife, for example, in the family of one machine for two. And two children of preschool and school age. Standard weekday looks like this: in the morning by car students are delivered to educational institutions, after which the machine is idle at the kindergarten (which is at the metro) as at the Park and ride. Only by a happy coincidence, the local yard has not blocked the residents with a barrier, which, however, will last forever. To work with his wife, reached by metro — it’s faster and cheaper, no need to puzzle over where to put the iron horse. Recognize yourself in this story?
Comfort with reservations
Let’s face it, when you decide to buy the car, the last thing we think of — investment return. We need a four-wheeled (though not regularly, but always has been) from time to time as the gun, hanging peacefully on the wall in the beginning of the film and always shot in the end. In short, the ride is comfortable.
So, in any case, it was prior to the expansion of paid Parking and bus lanes. The cars on public roads simply left less free of asphalt. And, therefore, spending on gasoline, maintenance and insurance were added to the regular levies. That is, leaving a true friend from kindergarten, to retreat into the subway.
What alternatives do we have? In addition to public transport this newfangled car-sharing and traditional taxi. With the rental cars things is important. Of course, operators of car-sharing is becoming more and more (currently there are seven), and the fleet is growing (almost 3,000 units). Here only the landlords and then raise rates on rental cars, and, sitting behind their steering wheel, you find yourself in the same congestion that private vehicles. And the counter ticking.
On the other hand, we’re colleagues have already counted once that in the first three years on the content of popular among operators crushering Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio owners they spread about half the cost of new cars, there are 320 000 rubles (excluding car purchase). Meanwhile, according to the landlords, while driving on dailymobile in normal mode (home-work plus occasional travel for business) for the year the client spends about 70 000. Although the number of benefits (e.g. free Parking in the city and airports), there are drawbacks: on vacation by car, you can forget, and available at the right time and in the right place it may not be.
What would make car sharing more attractive? Landlords could play with the rates. Not directly, but indirectly. For example, agreeing with the city authorities about, to allow travel on dailymobile on dedicated lanes for public transport. Like a taxi. After all, while you’re standing in traffic, the meter keeps a tidy sum.
C taxi, too, not all thank God. In the same Department of transportation reported that every day in the city about 715 000 passengers use the services of this kind of movement, leaving the taxi drivers the average 498,4 of the ruble. Considerable amount, even considering that move, you are not alone. The good news: over three years the cost of travel in taxis in the capital fell by a third, officials did not let up, pushing you to abandon your own car.
But here’s what I noticed: if the taxi drivers with rare exception come to you on the call covered three or four smartphones and tablets, it is now increasingly on Board only one device. On the question of what happened, the answer is simple: after playing with aggregators, they quickly realized that a proven statement is far more rewarding for them.
We all want to have a piece of personal space on wheels — this is the essence. So, if you can’t incorporate in CA mode, so we all together we crawled out of the subway and hopped onto the bike, just leave it as it is. And with the investments we somehow understand.