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2. NOLA Car Share 3.

  • Carsharingis a model of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour. They are attractive to customers who make only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type than they use day-to-day. The organization renting the cars may be a commercial business or the users may be organized as a democratically-controlled company, public agency, cooperative,ad hocgrouping. Today there are more than one thousand cities in the world where people can carshare.
  • (via wikipedia)

4. NOLA Car Share will be a community Non-Profit organization Being non-profit allows us to focus on offering a valuable service to the residential and business community Positive effects include: Increase RTA ridershipReduce our oil dependency. Reduce traffic. Reduce parking congestion. Reduce carbon emissions. 5. Carsharing differs from traditional car rentals in the following ways:

  • Reservation, pickup, and return is all self-service
    • Each member has access to their vehicle via a card key. Sensors access information from the card and the car opens, instantly available to the customer
    • Reservations can be made by telephone, online or even from your cell phone

Carsharing is not limited by office hours Users are members that have been pre-approved to drive (background driving checks have been performed and a payment mechanism has been established) Vehicles can be rented by the hour, as well as by the day Insurance and fuel costs are included in the rates. 6. iPhone Booking Zipcar introduced the iPhone App for Ease in booking. Simply click the app icon and based on your location, available cars appear indicated by a green flag on a map. Pick the spot closest to you and (if available) book right where you are standing. Your phone allows you to honk the cars horn to easily locate where it is parked and even unlock the doors. NOLA Car Share will make this feature available to all of its members. 7. Vehicle locations are distributed throughout the service area, often located for access by public transport, business districts and highly populated neighborhoods. Some are found in reserved street spots and others have a full area.Single reserved spots in Washington D.C. (left) and Portland, OR (right) Downtown Philly reserved parking Electric Car Share Charging Station in front ofSan Franciscos City Hall 8. Car Sharing offers positive benefits to

  • The environment
  • Local community
  • Local economy
  • Local government

9. Environment

  • Studies show for every single shared car, an average of 8 personally owned vehicles are taken off the road.
  • 15% of car sharing members give up a car when they join
  • 25% of car sharing members give up purchasing a new vehicle
  • Car sharing can also help reduce congestion and pollution
    • 72% driving reduction from former car owners
    • Over 55% driving reduction among all car sharing members
  • Car share members save up to $500 per month vs car ownership.
  • Sources: wikipedia and carsharing.net

10. Local Community / Economy

  • Increase in car share membership leads to increased use of public transportation
  • Jobs will be created
  • Partnerships with local businesses ensures money is spent locally
  • Increased sense of community

11. Local Government

  • Car sharing reduces the need for a government-owned fleet of cars, thus saving the taxpayers thousands of dollars.

In April 2004, the City of Philadelphia itself opted in, becoming the first government worldwide to share cars with local residents in a major fleet reduction effort. The pioneering project helped replace 330 municipal vehicles, saving taxpayers $6 million (so far). Progressive Berkeley (CA), Portland (OR), and Minneapolis (MN) soon followed Philadelphia's lead. Source http://www.phillycarshare.org/ 12. Why New Orleans? 13. More and more people between the age of 25 and 35 are moving to New Orleans. It is a choice prompted by a change in lifestyle, not career.Many come from larger urban areas where car ownership was not a feasible option, but car sharing is available. Eco-conscious and ready to make a difference 14. Vehicle Locations

  • University section
  • Warehouse District
  • French Quarter
  • Fauberg Marigny
  • Bywater
  • Mid City

To date, Zipcar operates on over 120 college and university campuses.Example: Map of Downtown Brooklyn 15.

  • Create up to 10 full time jobs
  • Up to $100,000 in taxes and licensing to the City of New Orleans
  • Free up 250 on-street parking spaces
  • Connects New Orleans with hundreds of car share cities
  • Increases livability in the city
  • Reduces amount of money spent on government/company vehicles
  • Saves individuals up to $500 per month

Based on 100 car share vehicles Summary