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'''Car-sharing''' is the notion that low-car households can save money by owning fewer cars and instead renting autos by the hour or the mile. It was pioneered in 1998 by [[Car Sharing Portland]], the first commercial car-sharing service in the United States.
 
  
The [[City of Portland]] was also the country's first local government to offer free on-street public parking spaces to car-sharing companies. This has since become a key subsidy supporting the commercial car-sharing business.
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'''Car-sharing''' is the notion that low-car households can save money by owning fewer [[cars]] and instead renting autos by the hour or the mile. It was pioneered in 1998 by [[Car Sharing Portland]], the first commercial car-sharing service in the United States.
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The [[City of Portland]] was also the country's first local government to offer free on-street public parking spaces to car-sharing companies. This has since become a key subsidy supporting the commercial car-sharing business.
  
 
Car-sharing differs from [[car rental]] because it is designed and priced for relatively short errands and routine trips rather than long excursions. Car-sharing companies typically place cars directly in the community rather than at business locations. This makes it convenient for more people to use the cars on a day-to-day basis.
 
Car-sharing differs from [[car rental]] because it is designed and priced for relatively short errands and routine trips rather than long excursions. Car-sharing companies typically place cars directly in the community rather than at business locations. This makes it convenient for more people to use the cars on a day-to-day basis.
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* [[WeCar]], offered by [[wikipedia:Enterprise Rent-a-Car|Enterprise Rent-a-Car]], serves [[Oregon State University]] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvallis,_Oregon Corvallis] and the [[University of Oregon]] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene,_Oregon Eugene].
 
* [[WeCar]], offered by [[wikipedia:Enterprise Rent-a-Car|Enterprise Rent-a-Car]], serves [[Oregon State University]] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvallis,_Oregon Corvallis] and the [[University of Oregon]] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene,_Oregon Eugene].
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* [[PickupPal]] - PickupPal provides a global presence on the Internet to intelligently connect drivers and passengers around the world, forming a new transportation marketplace.<ref>[http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/aboutus.html ABOUT PICKUPPAL]</ref>
  
 
== Future of car-sharing ==
 
== Future of car-sharing ==
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Some companies, including Boston-based [http://relayrides.com Relay Rides], are developing programs that would help people make money by sharing their cars with other people.
 
Some companies, including Boston-based [http://relayrides.com Relay Rides], are developing programs that would help people make money by sharing their cars with other people.
  
== External links ==
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== See also ==
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* [[Cash for cars]]
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* [[Driving]]
  
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== References ==
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{{Reflist}}
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== External links ==
 
* [http://carsharingus.blogspot.com blog about car-sharing] by [[Dave Brook]], the founder of [[Car Sharing Portland]]
 
* [http://carsharingus.blogspot.com blog about car-sharing] by [[Dave Brook]], the founder of [[Car Sharing Portland]]
 
* [http://portlandafoot.org/w/Car-sharing Portland Afoot page on car-sharing]
 
* [http://portlandafoot.org/w/Car-sharing Portland Afoot page on car-sharing]
*[http://tonysautoremoval.com/cash-for-cars-portland/ Cash For Cars Portland]
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* [http://tonysautoremoval.com/cash-for-cars-portland/ Cash For Cars Portland] from [[Tony's Auto Rental]]
  
 
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Car-sharing is the notion that low-car households can save money by owning fewer cars and instead renting autos by the hour or the mile. It was pioneered in 1998 by Car Sharing Portland, the first commercial car-sharing service in the United States.

The City of Portland was also the country's first local government to offer free on-street public parking spaces to car-sharing companies. This has since become a key subsidy supporting the commercial car-sharing business.

Car-sharing differs from car rental because it is designed and priced for relatively short errands and routine trips rather than long excursions. Car-sharing companies typically place cars directly in the community rather than at business locations. This makes it convenient for more people to use the cars on a day-to-day basis.

Car-sharing in Portland

  • Zipcar, the successor to Car Sharing Portland, operates most of the shared cars in the Portland area.
  • UCarShare, offered by U-Haul, has several locations around town. Because the service charges a low hourly rate plus a per-mile rate, it is best for people making very short trips.
  • PickupPal - PickupPal provides a global presence on the Internet to intelligently connect drivers and passengers around the world, forming a new transportation marketplace.[1]

Future of car-sharing

Some companies, including Boston-based Relay Rides, are developing programs that would help people make money by sharing their cars with other people.

See also

References

External links