Access to Zipcar will grow as New York City triples the number of on-street carsharing spaces available to residents.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez recently announced a major expansion of the citywide curbside carshare program, which will add 270 new parking spaces in total.
NYC has allocated more than one-third of available carshare spaces to Zipcar, a car-sharing network. Zipcar announced its initial expansion in February and will continue to launch additional locations throughout 2023.
“At Zipcar, we are driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living by reducing personal car ownership,” said Angelo Adams, head of Zipcar. “New York City is paving the way for the future of cities by providing sustainable and equitable transportation to its communities. As this successful on-street car-sharing program grows, we know more New Yorkers will save time and money by accessing a shared vehicle when they need one. Zipcar will make a genuine environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions through the expansion of the car share program and adding more electric vehicles.”
Zipcar already has over 500 locations in New York. But now more than 100 additional vehicles will be available to bring Zipcar closer to where members live and to serve new NYC neighborhoods. The company also plans to move into new neighborhoods such as the West Village in Manhattan, Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, and Bedford Park in the Bronx.
The NYC DOT is also improving access to carshare by adding additional carshare spaces in neighborhoods with existing service, such as East Harlem in Manhattan; Jackson Heights in Queens; Williamsburg and East Williamsburg, in Brooklyn; and Parkchester, in the Bronx.
New carshare locations are also planned in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Additional sites will be identified and installed throughout 2023.
Zipcar has also identified locations for expansion based on demand and its goal is to provide more equitable and sustainable transportation to Equity Zone Areas, as defined by NYC DOT. Once all sites are installed, an up-to-date map of locations will be available at nyc.gov/carshare.
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