Good news today for people that don’t have a car, or want to get rid of the one they do have. The Downtown Living Advocates (DLA) and Glenwood Agency have partnered to bring two vehicles to downtown for a car-sharing program for residents. The way the WeCar car-sharing works is that you sign up and pay a one time membership fee, then can reserve the car for a small hourly rate. You can use the car for as little as an hour, or even use it for overnight trips.
Transportation options of this kind are popular in cities where it is too expensive for most people to own and park a car. A similar company, Zipcar, has proven indispensable in cities such as Atlanta, where the public transportation leaves a little to be desired, and the city is so widespread that owning a car can be too expensive with gas prices the way they are. This will be the third city to set up a WeCar open-membership program, as Nashville and St. Louis began operating last April. Raleigh is starting off with two cars in easy-to-access downtown location, one on McDowell, and one off Glenwood.
WeCars Located at:
-431 S. MacDowell Street
- Next door to Mirage off West St.
One Time Application Fee - $20
Annual Membership Fee - $50
Rates (fuel included):
Special Overnight Rate (6pm – 8am) - $35
$0.45/mile over 200 miles
For those interested in finding out more about the program, the Mayor will be kicking off a press conference tomorrow at 9:30am at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car on McDowell, the home of one of the cars.
Image used from some Italian website I couldn’t understand.