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Downtown residents, employees and commuters have an opportunity to learn more about Zipcar membership in a downtown car-sharing program, Thursday, April 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park at 9th and I streets.
Councilmember Steve Cohn, who spearheaded the idea of bringing car-sharing to downtown and midtown will join Zipcar Regional Vice President Dan Grossman along with other Zipcar staff, interested community members and stakeholders at an information booth at the park at 11:15 a.m.
The membership day is intended to launch car-sharing in Sacramento – an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to car ownership.
Zipcar, Inc., was selected as the City’s car share provider following a competitive bid process last year. The company operates the world’s leading car sharing network with some 550,000 members.
Zipcar will have two cars for use at each of five downtown locations:
• 10th Street at I Street (spaces are on 10th alongside CalEPA building)
• L Street at 11th Street ( spaces are on L)
• J Street at 16th Street ( spaces are on J)
• 18th Street at Capitol Avenue ( spaces are on 18th)
• 28th at J Street (spaces are on 28th)
Please see Zipcar’s Sacramento page for general information about rates and how the program works. In Sacramento, the annual membership fee is $50, $35 for students. Average hourly rate is $8, which includes gas, insurance and designated parking.
Linda Tucker is the media and communications specialist for the City of Sacramento Department of Transportation.