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Friday, May 29, 2015

Zipcar adds more car sharing locations near Metro station

http://thesource.metro.net/2015/05/29/zipcar-adds-more-car-sharing-locations-near-metro-station/

By Steve Hymon, May 29, 2015


 L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti at this morning's press event. Photo: Anna Chen/Metro.

 L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti at this morning’s press event. Photo: Anna Chen/Metro.




Here are the locations:
Blue Line Willow Lot, 2750 American Ave., Long Beach 90806
Expo Line La Cienega/Jefferson, 5664 W Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles 90016
Gold Line Indiana Lot, 210 S Indiana St., Los Angeles 90063
Gold Line Lincoln/Cypress, 370 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles 90031
Green Line El Segundo, 2226 E El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo 90245
Orange Line Van Nuys, 6062 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, 91411
Orange Line Pierce College, 6425 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, 91367
Red Line North Hollywood, 5391 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601
Red Line Universal City, 3913 Lankershim Blvd.,Studio City 91604
Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park, 660 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles 90057
Here is the news release from Metro:

In an effort to help enhance mobility, provide Los Angeles transit customers with more transportation options and improve first mile-last mile connectivity to Metro stops, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) have entered into a partnership to provide vehicles for hourly or daily reservations at ten Metro park-and-ride locations.

Twenty Zipcars will be available, two at each of the ten locations, providing residents, businesses and visitors with access to vehicles along busy transit corridors.

“We’re helping Angelenos stay on the move by offering more options to get where they need to go. Our pilot Zipcar partnership carries on our commitment to extend the reach of our Metro Rail system by making it more convenient to travel the last mile,” said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti.

Zipcar allows members to reserve a car by the hour or the day. Membership starts as low as $7 per month and members can choose vehicles such as sedans, hybrids, luxury vehicles and cargo vans. 
“For years Zipcar has served as a convenient way to get around Los Angeles, and now, with this partnership with Metro, Zipcar can also serve as a way to get out and explore beyond the city limits,” said Zipcar Regional Vice President Dan Grossman. “The partnership with Metro allows our members to have access to more cars in even more places making it easier than ever to live car-free or car-lite.”

Zipcar will be available for reservation at the El Segundo lot, Indiana parking lot, La Cienega/Jefferson, Lincoln/Cypress, North Hollywood south lot, Pierce College, Universal City north lot, Van Nuys, Westlake/MacArthur Park lot and the Willow Street lot.

“Most people walk to or from their transit stop. Improving the first mile/last mile access to transit with initiatives such as the partnership with Zipcars is critical to making transportation more convenient,” said Metro Board member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker. “This also helps extend the reach of transit and will help boost transit ridership throughout the county.

Metro and Zipcar Offer Vehicles at Park and Ride Lots
Zipcar gives its members on-demand access to a variety of cars in hundreds of cities and colleges and university campuses worldwide as well as major airports throughout North America and in Europe. With cars available 24/7 for reservation via Zipcar’s mobile app, through http://www.zipcar.com, or over the phone, Zipcar is a smart transportation option for those who only need a car by the hour or by the day. Each reservation includes gas, insurance and 180 miles of driving per day.

About Zipcar
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.