It is a priority of the City to
increase mobility options for its residents, businesses, and visitors. A robust car sharing program provides the opportunity
to reduce parking demand and vehicle miles traveled, and enhance mobility
options for subscribers. The success of car sharing will have environmental,
economic, and quality of life benefits for residents, employees, and visitors
while also balancing the needs of other uses in the public right-of-way.
Car-sharing service is a fee-based membership service, subject to
a membership agreement, that provides all qualified drivers in the community
access to a fleet of vehicles and is available to subscribers 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week, 365 days per year at unattended self-service locations. No spate
written agreement is required each time a member reserves and uses a vehicle.
Car usage is provided subject to membership agreement at minutes, hourly,
and/or per mile rates that include fuel, insurance, and maintenance.
The car-share permit program allow qualifying car share operators
to apply for dedicated on-street spaces or home area parking in the public
right-of-way. For information, please review the Car-Sharing Rules and
The City of Columbus currently has one permitted car share
operator in the Public Right of Way. The
operator, Zipcar, has dedicated car share spaces throughout Columbus. For more information on Zipcar in Columbus,
please visit www.zipcar.com.
Click here for a Car Share Application
Click here for the Indemnity Release that must be signed
If you have questions, please contact
Parking Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call