02 May '11, 3pm

Rent your neighbor's ride:

Rent your neighbor's ride:

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe Spend some time on the streets of San Francisco’s edgy Mission or South of Market neighborhoods, and you’ll probably witness a few unorthodox exchanges. But on a blustery Thursday night in late March, two San Francisco denizens and a German shepherd met up on South Van Ness Avenue for a new kind of swap. Technically, they weren’t trading anything more exotic than a set of car keys. Angela Prager had agreed to loan Andrew Lee her 2006 Suzuki Reno in exchange for $29 a day and a promise to have the car back on Monday night, free of cigarette butts and Big Mac wrappers. What makes Prager and Lee’s meeting significant is how they met – the pair connected through Getaround , on online service that lets car owners rent their vehicles to other members of the service. Like many San Franciscans, Lee doesn’t own a car. In fact, the 2...

Full article: http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2011/05/rent-yo...

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