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    Last night, The Italian Village Society endorsed Car2Go’s plans to expand to Columbus.


    Essentially, it allows users to use any of their cars anytime; not pay for Columbus meter parking (the company pays for that based on a GPS), reserve a car online, find where cars are via smart phone (and all kinds of other awesome!)

    To me it seems like a nice intermediary between owning a car and being dependent on COTA. I can see this reducing the need for many households to need two cars. Very cool…



    Cool… I’ve used this car service while visiting Washington DC and it’s cool as hell. Columbus is making strides with it’s bike share and now car share programs. Now, let’s implement rail service!



    Car2Go Looking to Bring New Car Sharing Service to Columbus
    Published on May 27, 2013 11:00 am
    By: Brent Warren

    A car sharing service run by Daimler and featuring Smart Cars is looking at expanding into the Columbus market. The service, called Car2Go, currently operates in 20 cities worldwide, but only seven in the US: Austin, Denver, Portland, Washington DC, Miami, San Diego and Seattle.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/car2go-looking-to-bring-new-car-sharing-service-to-columbus-bw1



    Public Service and Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Car2Go Proposal

    Councilmember Eileen Y. Paley

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    5:00 pm

    Columbus City Council Chambers
    90 West Broad Street


    Councilmember Eileen Y. Paley, chair of Public Service and Transportation Committee, will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposal to allow Car2Go, a car sharing service, to park their vehicles in residential permit parking areas and at certain parking meters. Public testimony will be accepted and the meeting will be broadcast live on CTV, Columbus’ government television channel 3 on local cable systems. Speaker slips will be accepted on the day of the hearing until 5:30 pm. General rules of speaking before Council apply.



    Smart Cars Could Take Over Downtown Columbus
    Updated: Wednesday, September 18 2013

    More than 200 Smart Cars could be parked on the streets of Columbus, waiting for drivers to rent them by the end of the year. CAR2GO is waiting on the Columbus City Council to approve a proposal that would allow the company to start releasing the vehicles in Clintonville, Merion Village, Franklinton, and the Short North neighborhoods by the end of October.

    READ MORE: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_smart-cars-could-take-over-downtown-columbus-26320.shtml


    Love seeing the expanded transportation services coming along lately with Car2Go and the Bike Share program. If you live in the city, it’s becoming less and less imperative to own a car.



    Sep 20, 2013, 2:23pm EDT UPDATED: Sep 20, 2013, 2:46pm EDT
    Car-share company Car2go eager to hit the gas
    Evan Weese
    Staff reporter – Business First

    Car-share company Car2go, which has been lobbying city officials and community groups to bring its service to Columbus, was encouraged by a public hearing Wednesday and is ‘hopeful’ to move forward, said Josh Moskowitz, a business development manager for the Austin, Texas-based company.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/09/20/car-share-company-car2go-eager-to-hit.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search





    What’s the latest on this? Wasn’t this up for a vote in city council?

    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp

    Yes, the legislation passed and the service should be up and running soon, likely around the end of the month.







    car2go Launches in Columbus on October 26
    Published on October 4, 2013 11:25 am
    By: Walker

    Registration for car-sharing system car2go officially opened yesterday in advance of their October 26 launch date for the Columbus region. On that day, the city will receive 250 car2go smart car vehicles, which are available for shared use for membership holders.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/car2go-launches-in-columbus-on-october-26



    Looks like a cool service. I wonder if they do any rebalancing of moving vehicles around so they don’t end up with big clusters of cars in one area and none in another?

    Also, I’m surprised they didn’t run the home area out to the airport. I would think that would be a great way to draw users to the system supporting business travelers coming and going in the city.



    It would be nice if Easton was in the home area.

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