Boston to Sell Parking Spots for Carsharing

Zipcar is one of Boston's carsharing companies that could bid on the spaces for their vehicles. Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
Zipcar is one of Boston's carsharing companies that could bid on the spaces for their vehicles. Photo courtesy of Zipcar.

In the coming months, the city of Boston is reserving around 200 public parking spots for a new one-year pilot program that would allow carsharing companies to bid on the spaces for their vehicles, according to a Boston Globe report.

Carsharing companies like Zipcar and car2go can bid for specific on-street and municipal lot spaces, where cars could park when not in use, says the report.

Officials in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office told the Boston Globe that the space numbers initially would equal two-tenths of 1% of all the city’s public parking spots.

City officials plan to pick the winners of the parking spots by early summer and public hearings will be held to determine if the program will be extended, says the report.

Click here to read the full Boston Globe report: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/01/31/car-sharing-pilot-may-gobble-precious-city-parking-spots/usuZ2lxBBqIV7sHWQ5SOgK/story.html

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