Car2go Expands to Queens: Last Mile Solution or Congestion Nightmare?

With a track record of success in Brooklyn, Car2go is expanding its service to Long Island City and the rest of western Queens. An article in Crain's examines the implications of the move.

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August 12, 2015, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Matthew Flamm reports on the expansion of carshare in New York City: "On Aug. 29, Car2go, a car-sharing service that launched in Brooklyn last October, is expanding to Long Island City and the rest of western Queens."

Flamm considers the possible consequences of the addition carshare in boroughs like Queens and parts of Brooklyn with have less transit service than other parts of the city. On the one hand, "[w]ith its fleet of Smart cars that users can locate, reserve and open with a mobile app, Car2go could complement the transit system and help fill a hole in the way people get around." On the other hand, "it could just bring more congestion to neighborhoods where it's already hard to park."

The article goes into a lot more detail about the Car2go business model, as well as some discussion about the quickly evolving, still up-for-grabs, mobility market of the future. 

Monday, August 10, 2015 in Crain's New York Business

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