Car Sharing Spreading Across Country

Programs in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago and Boston are growing in popularity as more people look for affordable alternatives to car ownership.
April 16, 2002, 10am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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It's a cinch for Kyle Minor to find a bus, hail a cab or jump on lightrail in his bustling neighborhood. The trouble is finding a parking spot, which is why he's gone carless for the past four years. Now, Minor is one of thousands of Americans who are sharing cars through services hitting the streets in cities including New York, Seattle, Chicago and Boulder, Colo. The concept has generated more interest than car sharing cheerleaders expected, prompting them to add more vehicles and expand into new cities with the help of federal transportation grants, seed money from eager communities and city-subsidized parking spots, often near transit hubs.

Thanks to Christian Peralta

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Published on Monday, April 15, 2002 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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