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Car Ownership For $4 Per Hour

An innovative nonprofit car sharing program that rents cars for $2-$4 per hour is catching on.
January 25, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The idea is simple: Sprinkle cars around densely populated neighborhoods in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco that are well-served by mass transit... Then rent those cars for $2 to $4 an hour and 44 cents a mile to people who need cars for short periods of time to run errands or drive to appointments. Berkeley transportation researchers reported last week that 30 percent of San Franciscans who enrolled later sold one or more of their cars. Overall car use among members fell 47 percent, reducing 13,000 miles of car travel, 720 gallons of gas consumption and 10 tons of carbon dioxide emissions every day."

Thanks to UCB Institute of Transportation Studies

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Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in San Mateo Times
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