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Old 08.08.2011, 09:15
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Mobility parking question

I was wondering if I checked out a mobility car and drove from A to B, and had a mobility station, could I park the car from A at the B station, free of charge, until I am ready to return? I don't think I can check it back in temporarily but I can't see why I can't park there. To any parking inspector or mobility employee it should just look like any other mobility car. Has anyone tried this?
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Old 08.08.2011, 09:43
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Re: Mobility parking question

Although you might get away with it, this could cause problems if the person driving the Mobility car that belongs in spot B tries to return their car at the same time and finds the spot occupied.
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Re: Mobility parking question

I haven't tried this, but I personally would be greatly annoyed if I checked out a Mobility car, used it for what I needed, then came back to park it and found another car in the spot - unless there was still a 'free' Mobility spot.

I'd probably be so annoyed that I'd park the other Mobility car in, lock the one I'd hired, and walk away ...
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Re: Mobility parking question

Good points! I didn't realise they had assigned spots. So far every time I've walked past a Mobility place it's had about 4 free spots for every car there.
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Re: Mobility parking question

check the rates too. It's usually cheaper to rent with Hertz or Avis if you're going from A to B. The mileage charges on Mobility might eat you alive depending how far you are going.
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Re: Mobility parking question

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check the rates too. It's usually cheaper to rent with Hertz or Avis if you're going from A to B. The mileage charges on Mobility might eat you alive depending how far you are going.
If you only need the car for a few hours, but plan on driving a lot of kilometers, using the Mobility Click & Drive scheme is usually a better bet. This offers the same fully-inclusive rental as the normal Mobility scheme, but with unlimited kilometers.

If you need a car for more than a few hours, you're better off renting from one of the traditional car hire agencies.

While larger Mobility stations may have a number of spots, smaller stations may have only one or two -- hence the problem if you block it with your car!
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Re: Mobility parking question

I have a feeling that you can park for free in Train Stations when using mobility. I did a quick look on the website and could see anything though. Might be worth giving them a quick call to find out.
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