Connected carsharing marketplace Getaround announced its collaboration with the City of Las Vegas to increase residents’ access to transportation through carsharing, addressing issues related to local area traffic, pollution, and greenhouse gasses.
Getaround promotes accessible transportation to accommodate all residents and visitors in Las Vegas including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers. As part of the collaboration, several parking lots co-located near transit stops and bike share stations, near downtown and the Strip, will host Getaround vehicles that travelers and Las Vegas community members can instantly book.
More Transportation Options
This adds to the wide range of local transportation options available in Las Vegas, including bike share, the Downtown Loop shuttle, and the Las Vegas Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). Getaround carsharing across Las Vegas will help the city meet one of its key goals from its 2050 Master Plan: increasing transportation choices, adding convenience, making the options available better integrated into local communities, and connecting people to their destinations.
Getaround's connect technology provides contactless 24/7 access to shared vehicles from dedicated parking spaces across the city, by unlocking the car via the Getaround app without having to wait in line or pick up keys. Individuals can instantly book the shared vehicles for any span of time, from one hour to weeks.
“The City of Las Vegas has been a proven leader and innovator in transportation technology,” said Sy Fahimi, chief operating officer, Getaround in a statement. “Getaround and the City of Las Vegas share the same mission of working together to further reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions to create a positive impact on the community.”
Peer-to-peer carsharing platforms like Getaround mean fewer cars on the road: studies show that, on average, one carsharing vehicle replaces nine to 13 vehicles.