Zipcar

Prior to leaving for London we sold our second car to cash up for the trip. On return, we had two children, two drivers and one car. As I usually walk to work, this is normally fine, but on occassion one has offsite meetings. For this Zipcar and other car sharing programs offer an alternative. … Continue reading Zipcar

Access by Nice Ride | streets.mn

Cross-posted at streets.mn: Access by Nice Ride Access by Nice Ride by David Levinson on April 21, 2014 in Bicycling I took my first Nice Ride last week. I had ridden a bicycle before, and I had used bike rental before (though not one of the modern automated systems), and I had used transportation vehicle “sharing” before (see e.g. ZipCar and Car2Go with mixed … Continue reading Access by Nice Ride | streets.mn

Fundamentals driving trends in Intercity Transportation in the US

Despite major proposals for investment in high-speed rail, intercity passenger rail in the US remains and will remain a small mode unless there is some sustained exogenous shock to the system such as higher fuel prices, very stringent environmental regulations, an unforeseen war, or act of terrorism that constrains air transportation. As a mode, rail … Continue reading Fundamentals driving trends in Intercity Transportation in the US

Carsharing is the mode of the future, and always will be

Avis Budget announced it would acquire Zipcar, the to-date essentially profitless carsharing company, for $500 Million. The stock today is trading at $12.22 a share. It is worth noting Zipcar’s Stock Price History. It went public in April 2011, and is off $15.24 per share (55.55 % after today), from an an initial opening shy … Continue reading Carsharing is the mode of the future, and always will be

Linklist: March 16, 2012

Two related points, the first from Pedestrian Observations in Surreptitious Underfunding Not all “transit” funding is really for transit and the second from Getting Around Minneapolis in Do Bloomington, don’t mind the Pedestrian Barriers Not all “pedestrian” funding is really for pedestrians. Two related points from San Francisco, where land is scarce: Wired: Scoot Bringing … Continue reading Linklist: March 16, 2012