Getaround will install 83 additional carshare locations as it expands participation in the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) carsharing program.
The latest installation of Getaround spaces includes:
- 28 new locations in Manhattan
- 21 new locations in the Bronx
- 18 new locations in Brooklyn
- 16 new locations in Queens
Each location includes two vehicle parking spaces. With new instillations, Getaround will have 111 carsharing locations in New York City.
Getaround uses patented Connect Cloud technology to provide contactless 24/7 access to shared vehicles from designated parking spaces across the city. Residents may reserve the shared vehicles for as little as one hour.
The NYC DOT carshare program is designed to provide more affordable and improved mobility options for New Yorkers. The DOT will leverage the program to enhance carsharing services in low to moderate income neighborhoods. Over 50% of Getaround’s locations are located in designated Priority Investment Areas, serving historically underserved neighborhoods and populations. Expanding the carsharing footprint in NYC will enhance vehicle supply, ease of accessibility, and cost.
“With many cars parked an average of 22 hours per day, shared cars from Getaround will take personally owned and idle cars off the city streets. When we share cars, we reduce the number on the road, which means fewer accidents, reduced traffic, and less space required for parking. Carsharing modernizes mobility by allowing people to connect multiple forms of efficient transportation for any type of use case, supporting the NYC DOT’s Vision Zero Initiative,” said Sy Fahimi, Getaround Chief Operating Officer.
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