The thrill of cruising down the open road is surpassed only by the thrill of watching a chicken cross the open road, but not asking why. Saddle up for four-wheeled thrills with this Groupon.
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$29 for a six-month individual ShareLocal membership, plus $50 in driving credits (a $140 value)
- Driving rates range $5–$9 per hour, plus $0.35 per mile
- Day-trip rates range $48–$70 per day, plus $0.35 per mile<p>
$49 for a six-month individual SharePlus membership, plus $50 in driving credits (a $200 value) * Driving rates range $5–$7 per hour, plus $0.35 per mile * Day-trip rates range $48–$60 per day, plus $0.35 per mile * Access to trucks, vans, sports cars, and electric cars at no additional cost<p>
Members of City Carshare, the company reports on its website, drive 50% less than individual car owners, annually saving more than 20 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is exactly what the local nonprofit had in mind in 2001 when they opened more than 200 Bay Area lots full of fuel-efficient, alternative-fuel, and electric cars and sleighs pulled by Virginia creeper. These vehicles are the linchpin in their two-fold social commitment to creating healthy urban spaces and strong communities.
The first part of that is relatively straightforward: fewer cars on the road mean less congestion and smog and reduced demand for parking lots that could be transformed into parks that grow into concrete jungles. The company defrays the high monetary costs of car ownership by providing insurance coverage, 24-hour roadside assistance, and all the fuel your vehicle needs to get on the road. To foster a sense of community, they hook members up with a private ride-sharing program and entice them to explore the city via their key fob, which unlocks perks at other local businesses. Their mission is backed by a global network of transportation visionaries in the international CarSharing Association, of which City Carshare is a founding member.