island spirit

Here on the island, there’s no bus service. People without cars rely on the kindness of others to help get them where they want to go.

DSCF1714Car stop with donated chair — looks comfy!

Throughout the island are designated “car stops”, where someone wanting a ride can wait until a passing motorist stops for them. No one waits for long.

The sign below the “car stop” sign reads:

Drivers don’t have to take the first in line.
You’re not obliged to accept a ride, that’s fine.
You accept a ride at your own risk,
But the ride is free, so consider it a gift.

Below that is a map of the island.

The system is based on trust, and people looking out for one another, and for me it symbolizes the spirit of this island.

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