Urban Car Sharing Could Work

Urban residents are increasingly using "car sharing" companies to reserve cars for a few hours at a time during the day.

"When she needs wheels, Birnbaum goes online, finds the Zipcar parked closest to her, and makes a reservation, often as little as an hour in advance. She finds the car and waves her credit card-size "Zipcard" over an electronic device on the windshield; the door locks pop, the ignition is enabled, and off she goes - no waiting, no clerks, no paperwork.... The cost in New York: $10 an hour and 40 cents a mile."

Thanks to Congress on New Urbanism

Full Story: Need a car for an hour? It's yours

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95