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Sustainability In Action

October 6, 2008

Are you looking for a way to help the environment and save money at the same time?

ASU Parking and Transit Services is committed to providing sustainable transportation solutions, and one such initiative is the car-sharing program, Zipcar, has been at ASU for the past year. Nine lowemission, fuel-efficient vehicles are parked on the Tempe campus for use by the ASU community, including a Civic Hybrid and a MINI Cooper. On August 4th, ASU expanded the Zipcar program to its Downtown Phoenix campus which now houses a Toyota Yaris in the University Center Garage.

Zipcar members have the option of reserving a vehicle for an hour, a day or even a weekend. Membership is just $35 a year for ASU students, faculty and staff. Rates start as low as $9 an hour and include free gas, free insurance, and free maintenance. Reservations can be made online and customers access the vehicle with their Zipcar membership card so there is no waiting for an attendant.

Zipcar is a great option for students living on campus without cars or those who take public transportation to campus but would like the flexibility to run errands during the day. It’s a convenient and cost-effective way to get to doctor appointments, go grocery shopping or take a weekend trip out of town. For more information or to sign up for a Zipcar membership, please visit zipcar.com/asu.

Karen Bielak

Information Specialist Parking & Transit