Monday, September 14, 2009

More Zipcars coming to L.A.

Today I joined Mayor Villaraigosa, Zipcar President Mark Norman, and students from UCLA and USC to introduce an on-street pilot program that will make it easier for Angelenos to participate in the Zipcar car sharing program. Our partnership with Zipcar will give more people a real alternative to owning a car without having to sacrifice the flexibility of having one when they need one.

Through this pilot program, the Zipcar fleet will have designated on-street parking spaces near UCLA and USC, where the car sharing program's popularity is growing among college students. Zipcar will also add 12 cars to its existing fleet that serves these two campuses.

This program will reduce carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion, and help the people of Los Angeles save money. Each Zipcar takes between 15 and 20 personally-owned vehicles off the road.

To find out more or to sign up to participate in the program, visit Zipcar's website here.