November 26, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Zipcar Partners with Santa Monica City in Mobility Push:

The City of Santa Monica today announced the launch of a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to expand Zipcar’s presence in Santa Monica, bringing Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” membership service to even more area residents, businesses, visitors, and students. 

The formal launch of the city-led pilot car share program brings an additional twenty Zipcars to Santa Monica, increasing the total number of vehicles in Santa Monica to more than 30. 

This new partnership launches Zipcars for use from visible public spaces increasing awareness and convenience. To use a Zipcar users can go to designated spots for easy pick-up and drop-off and vehicles can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, online, or over the phone, the City said.

“Santa Monica has been focused on a new model of mobility for the region,” said Santa Monica City Mayor Tony Vazquez. “Big Blue Bus, Breeze Bike Share, and Expo gives people the freedom to connect to other parts of town with ease. Now, through our partnership with Zipcar, we add car share into our mobility mix which makes living in L.A. without a car an actuality.”

Each Zipcar reservation includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles of driving per day, making it a great option for those looking for ways to save money on the high cost of car ownership. In addition to the new vehicles in Santa Monica, Zipcar members can reserve and drive any one of the approximately 500 vehicles located in greater Los Angeles as well as the 12,000 vehicles in the company’s global fleet.

“Mobility is a health, wellbeing, and quality-of-life issue,” said Francie Stefan, Mobility Manager for the City. “More travel options can mean more productivity and more time for other life necessities, like exercise and time with family. And car-share isn’t just for those who don’t own cars. The Zipcar fleet has a variety of vehicle types, and can be useful for those times when you need more cargo space.”

This new partnership aims at promoting car sharing as a prominent option in the changing mobility landscape. By expanding the Zipcar presence more residents, employees, and visitors have convenient access to wheels where they live, work, and play. Students at Santa Monica College who are over the age of 18 will also now have access to Zipcar’s service.

“Zipcar is thrilled to be expanding our ‘wheels when you want them’ service to Santa Monica,” said Danielle Grossman, Zipcar Los Angeles general manager. “Area residents now have all the benefits of car ownership without the cost and hassles, while helping the city reduce congestion and alleviate parking demand.”

Prospective members can join the service on Zipcar’s mobile app and learn more about Zipcar in Santa Monica at zipcar.com.

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: Layoffs Coming as LA County Suspends Outdoor Dining

November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

“We are laying off about 70 percent of our staff,” says a local restaurant owner in the wake of LA County...

New Santa Monica Wood-Fired Pizza Restaurant Closes Right After Opening

November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

Ghisallo’s wood-fired pizza closes due to a plumbing issue after less than 24 hours after opening By Toi Creel A...

SMMUSD Reopening Updates: Santa Monica Beat – November, 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * SMMUSD Reopening Updates * Homicides Reach 300 Highest Rate in A...

SMC Maintains 30 Year Run Streak as No. 1 Transfer College to UC System

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

SMC sent 1,197 students to UC campuses in prior academic year Santa Monica College (SMC) has maintained a record 30-year...

Westside Chefs React to New Dining Restrictions

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Capacity in Los Angeles restaurants capped at 50 percent By Toi Creel Local restaurants are having to make some big...

New Findings Show Botched Santa Monica Police Response to May 31st Riots: Santa Monica Beat – November, 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * New Findings Show Botched Santa Monica Police Response to May 31st...

Free COVID-19 Antibody Test in Santa Monica

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

November 19-21 at Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Monica A Santa Monica church is pairing up with a non-profit charity...

Randy’s Donuts Coming to Santa Monica

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

2021 opening pegged for popular donut shop  By Kerry Slater  Randy’s Donuts is opening in a Santa Monica space that...

Westside Golf Course to be Affordable Housing?

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

As Los Angeles continues to grapple with an affordable housing crisis, an architect is proposing converting a Westside public golf...

12-Story Senior Housing Center to Include Memory Care Guest Rooms and More

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

Belmont Village project to go before Westwood Design Review Board By Sam Catanzaro A 12-story, 153-foot-tall, senior housing project is...

Santa Monica to Provide Thanksgiving Groceries to 1,430+ Food-Insecure Students and Families

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

SMC Foundation has raised $35,460 of the $50,000 toward charity event By Staff Writer Santa Monica College (SMC), the SMC Foundation,...

Edify TV: Reopening of Popular Westside Beach Workout Destination

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

“It’s just so great,” says a man on the reopening of a popular Westside beach workout destination. “This is therapy...

City Council Unanimously Votes to Weight In on Malibu Leaving SMMUSD: Santa Monica Beat – November, 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Unanimously Votes to Weight In on Malibu Leaving SMMUSD...