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Lander Sets Up Supermarket Ride Share Program

Fill out the online form if you need a ride or want to offer one.

With the , residents without cars are at risk of being stranded with little by way of fresh food.

An eventful impressed upon at least one Walgreens rep that the forthcoming store, tentatively set to open in March of next year, better have a grocery selection.

In the meantime, though, Councilman Brad Lander, D-Park Slope, has set up a temporary ride share program that neighbors can use to help one another get to and from far-flung supermarkets in other neighborhoods.

An online form is available for those interested in participating—either by offering a ride, or in need of one. Just fill it out, and Lander's office will coordinate a ride for you.

Questions? Call Catherine Zinnel at 718-499-1090.

Connor Martin July 07, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I volunteered to drive people. But I was told by Lander's office that I needed to fill out a form, provide 3 references, and then my car and phone number would be published in a book and people would call me if they needed a ride. I don't understand why I need to jump through hoops in order to do what I intended to be a kind act. And while I understand safety concerns, it makes me think, what about my safety then? How will I know that the person who calls me is legit? Why should my car make and phone number be put in a book for anyone to see? While it's great for Lander's office to take on organizing this, I would have much preferred a more personal approach, where I could be put in touch with my neighbors who need a lift.
pam July 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM
it's the neighborhood you live in man. They are not happy unless they have a say in EVERYTHING that happens!
Paula Murphy July 07, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Wow! Connor that is messed up. Published in a book with people just calling WTF? I have just done rides informally with neighbors. Will definitely stick with that.
Bobby July 09, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I guess some of the yuppies don't want to be spotted in a Chevy Suburban!

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