Car Sharing

Black SUV charging at Miocar electric car sharing station with two women walking towards it.

Car Sharing Co-op Boosts Mobility in California’s Central Valley

A nonprofit electric car sharing program offers hourly or daily rentals recently expanded to San Joaquin County.

January 24, 2024 - GovTech

BlueLA car share car parked in Los Angeles.

Study: Equity in Car Share Programs Requires Low Cost, Broad Coverage

Data from a Los Angeles car share program showed its impact on underserved communities was ‘limited by its small footprint.’

November 27, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Electric Vehicle Charging

Sacramento Plans for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The city wants to install a network of more than 3,000 charging stations, with a focus on underserved communities.

August 9, 2021 - Sacramento Bee

Kid on Train

Life With Kids and No Car—How Is It Done?

CityLab asked readers in carless households with kids about how they get around and the challenges they face.

May 17, 2019 - CityLab

Rural California Road

Rural Communities Connected Through Grassroots Mobility Services

California residents throughout the Central Valley struggle with inadequate transportation. Shuttle and ride-share programs are filling in the gaps.

November 8, 2018 - The Fresno Bee

Car2Go

Car2Go Says Goodbye Smart Car, Hello Mercedes

Car2Go is giving an upgrade to its car sharing service in Portland, OR by phasing out the tiny Smarts in favor of larger Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles.

October 19, 2017 - OregonLive.com

Train Station

Could the Next Round of Transportation Innovations Finally End the Parking Status Quo?

If self-driving cars means more sharing and less car ownership, we may finally lose our appetite for parking, even in the motor city.

May 9, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Portland Transit

Portland Becomes a Testing Ground for App Based Transportation

German multinational Daimler is investing heavily in how people will get around in the future and using Portland, Oregon as a test bed for its plans

January 13, 2017 - The Oregonian

Vanpooling the Green Way

Vanpooling in a gasoline powered vehicle is heavily polluting, according to Green Commuter, a new car share and vanpooling service that rents all-electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model X.

August 1, 2016 - Auto Rental News

Car2Go

Vancouver Sees Positive Benefits from Car Sharing

As car sharing services like Car2Go have infiltrated cities including Vancouver, B.C., benefits of reduced car ownership and greenhouse gas emissions are being realized, a new study finds.

July 31, 2016 - The Vancouver Sun

Car Share

Good News on Car Sharing

Car sharing networks that allow the vehicle to be returned to any location were found to have the impact of removing seven cars for each rented car in San Diego in a three-year study released July 19.

July 27, 2016 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

New Player Emerges in Car Sharing Services

Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.

July 21, 2016 - The Washington Post

BMW Ready to Launch 'Premium' Car-Sharing Service in Seattle

A new car-sharing service called ReachNow will soon hit the streets of Seattle, offering customers a chance to rent a variety of cars manufactured by BMW by the hour.

April 12, 2016 - KUOW

Indianapolis Will Test Ambitious Electric Car Sharing System

The Technology section of the Money website expresses some surprise that the ambitious BlueIndy electric car sharing program is bound for Indy, and not some tech haven like San Francisco, Boston, or Austin.

September 5, 2015 - Money

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European Cities Try to Make Cars Unwelcome

Many cities in Europe are rediscovering their pre-automobile roots, using new technologies like ride-sharing and congestion pricing and old-fashioned ones like demolishing parking lots and dense development. Car ownership is dropping precipitously.

May 8, 2015 - The Guardian

Two-Car Garage

Goodbye Two-Car Household; Hello Rideshare and Carshare

A new study from KPMG predicts that the U.S. will go from a majority multi-car household to one where only 43% of households have more than one motor vehicle by 2040, and rideshare and car-share, along with demographic changes, will play key roles.

November 21, 2014 - CNBC

The Car-Free Share, and Hail, Their Rides

Ben Adler considers the availability of car-sharing and cab services in maintaining a car-free population.

March 29, 2014 - Grist

Are Parking Garages Headed the Way of Horse Stables?

In Washington D.C., and cities across the U.S., many planners believe the decline in driving and auto ownership presages a major reshaping of urban land use. As the demand for parking spaces wanes, how will our streets and blocks change?

September 19, 2013 - The Washington Post

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What do you Get when you Cross "Car Share" with "Bike Share"?

Electric Bike Share! The new program is set to launch in famously hilly San Francisco and across the bay in Berkeley next spring. Unlike the region's bike share which just launched August 29, it will be administered by the non-profit City Car Share.

September 3, 2013 - The Daily Californian

To Serve a Growing Market, Car-Share Goes Custom

Stephanie Steinberg and Bill Vlasic survey the growing universe of car-sharing services. From big corporations to non-profits, the high demand for car sharing in urban areas allows a variety of alternatives to "coexist comfortably."

January 28, 2013 - The New York Times

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