19 Jul '11, 1pm

Zipcar Baltimore Car Share Members Drive Less, Give Up Cars, Use Mass Transit

Zipcar Baltimore Car Share Members Drive Less, Give Up Cars, Use Mass Transit

Urban transport is changing in any number of innovative ways as cities around the US look to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce air pollution and make their cities more “livable.” One year on, the driving habits of Zipcar members in Baltimore have changed substantially, and that’s having several beneficial effect on the city’s “transportation landscape,” according to one-year anniversary survey results released by the City of Baltimore and the Parking Authority of Baltimore City. “Zipsters,” as they are referred to, own fewer cars, drive less and use public transportation more often than they did prior to joining, according to a press release . The two government bodies were instrumental in bringing Zipcar to Baltimore one year ago as part of an initiative aimed at reducing demand for parking, traffic congestion and vehicle emissions while, at the same time, offering res...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/19/zipcar-baltimore-car-...

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