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Council Welcomes New Car-Sharing Service

Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced a new partnership with the car-sharing service Zipcar. Eight Zipcars are now available in on-street parking spots Downtown, as well as the Short North, German Village and Weinland Park through the partnership.

“As our great city continues to grow, we have to think creatively about our mobility options and car sharing provides an affordable alternative to owning a car and finding a place to park it,” said Remy, chair of the Public Service and Transportation Committee.

Vehicles can be reserved by the hour or by the day. The vehicles are parked in designated spots and can be reserved on Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone. Each reservation includes gas, insurance and 180 miles of driving per day. 

“The City of Columbus is committed to exploring mobility options to move residents and visitors,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Zipcar gives people the flexibility of using a car when they want. We are pleased to have the world’s leading car-sharing network serve as part of our future.”

Earlier this year, Councilmember Remy sponsored ordinance 1189-2018 to amend various administrative and traffic sections of the Columbus City Code. The legislation clarified car-sharing rules and regulations. 

“Car sharing services are an important parking demand management tool that will allow greater transportation options for Columbus’ neighborhoods,” said Robert Ferrin, assistant director of Public Service for Parking Services. “This is a great step forward in this endeavor.”