Vancouver Extends City Street Parking Spots to Zipcar


    
    Partnership enables first Zipcars in Yaletown, Financial District




    
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<p><location>VANCOUVER</location>, <chron>Feb. 11</chron> /CNW/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's largest car-sharing service announced today that the city of <location>Vancouver</location> has granted the company the right to park Zipcars at select locations on city streets, including new locations in Yaletown and the Financial District and in  neighborhoods where Zipcars already are available. The company also announced it is outfitting each car in its fleet with Resident Permit Parking (RPP) permits, giving Zipcar members the ability to park in any of the city's 20 RPP zones free of charge.</p>
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<p>Studies have shown that each Zipcar replaces between 15 and 20 personally owned vehicles, and that Zipcar members increase their use of public transit and reduce overall driving, helping to reduce parking demand, congestion and emissions. Zipcar members also report saving more than <money>$600</money> per month compared to owning a car, in many cases redirecting those savings to community businesses.</p>
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<p>"By providing convenient access to Zipcar, the city of <location>Vancouver</location> is making a solid investment in responsible, sustainable urban living," said John MacSween, general manager for Zipcar <location>Vancouver</location>. "The city benefits from reduced congestion, pollution and emissions. Consumers benefit from cost savings and freedom from the hassles of owning a car."</p>
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<p>A wide variety of Zipcars are available by the hour or by the day to members, who can reserve a car via phone, online or a mobile device. Zipcar rates include parking in the reserved spot, gas, insurance, 200 free kilometers daily and 24/7 roadside assistance.</p>
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<p>Car sharing continues to gain support from governments across <location>Canada</location>, as Zipcar also recently announced a partnership with the City of <location>Toronto</location> to provide on-street parking for Zipcars in that city. As local governments look to bring more sustainable transportation alternatives to their residents, Zipcar continues to be recognized as an effective solution.</p>
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    About Zipcar
    
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<p>Zipcar is the world's leading car-sharing service with 350,000 members and more than 6,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout 28 North American states and provinces as well as in <location>London</location>, England. As a leader in urban transportation, Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to savvy city residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car in the city. More information is available at <a href="http://www.zipcar.com">www.zipcar.com</a>.</p>
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<p>Zipcar and the Zipcar logo are trademarks of Zipcar, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Media, Nancy Scott, Zipcar, +1-617-336-4332, nancy@zipcar.com Web Site: http://www.zipcar.com

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