Thursday, March 19, 2009

Scrap It

So, I was at a friend house last night and was waiting for him to get ready before we went out. Anyway, I was flipping through the 300 channel universe of nothing that is called TV. I happened flip on CHEK news and they were airing a piece about the BC Scarp-It program. Basically if you get rid of your 1995 or older car, they will give you what they call “incentives.” The new s story was on how, now in Victoria, you can now get two years of free transit when you trade-in your old car. I was talking to a friend today, and he told me that he used the program about 5 years ago and that the choice have improved greatly since then. In Vancouver you can get the following: money off a new car, a year of more of free TransLink, TransLink + a new bike, West Coast, cash to join a car share program or Jack Bell Ride Share, or cold hard cash.

This is a great program, but won’t it be neat if the provincial government supported this program even more, and gave you perks if you got rid of any car. That would surely help the government Carbon Reduction Plan. Anyway, the program is run by the Clean Air Foundation which is a Canadian wide non-profit society.

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