Exploring the benefits of car sharing

On May 31, 2016

Exploring the benefits of car sharing

Meet Pacman, Yoga, Lo, and Maccan. These four Perimeter area Zipcars are conveniently located at the North Springs and Dunwoody MARTA stations. If you take transit, they’re perfect for mid-day errands and meetings.

Zipcar, a car sharing service, asks users to join as a member, which allows you to rent a car at an affordable hourly rate. Gas and insurance are included, and reservations are made online. Zipcars range in sizes and shapes to fit your needs. In Perimeter, select from “Pacman” – the Nissan Sentra, “Yoga” – the Honda Civic, ”Lo” – the Ford Escape, or “Maccan” – the Honda CRV.

Zipcar members can use cars from hundreds of hubs around the world. Zipcar is one of the world’s largest car sharing companies, so you’ll be able to get around town even when you’re vacationing in another city.

For Perimeter commuters, pairing Zipcar with the train or bus is a convenient combination. Instead of sitting in traffic every day, you could take transit, carpool or vanpool to the office and use Zipcar for any necessary errands or mid-day meetings. It is not only a less stressful way to get from one place to another, but also an incredibly cost-effective approach compared to car ownership. In the long run, it also generates enormous social benefits such as less air pollution and overall reduced traffic congestion.

Perimeter area commuters have access to four Zipcars. Three are parked across the street from the Dunwoody MARTA station, in the Northwest corner of the Perimeter Expo parking lot. At the North Springs MARTA station, the Zipcar is located in the first parking spot in in the covered parking deck, close to the station entrance. For more information, visit www.zipcar.com.

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