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Zipcar Passes 1 Million Member Milestone

Multi-modal transportation choices are a clearly good thing — humans love having options, freedom. The success of  Zipcar car is a sign of the times, an example of how we have more options at our fingertips than ever before, and it just passed the 1 million member milestone.

I love the Zipcar video of someone picking up a Zipcar at an airport — it’s easier than calling a Uber, and private. It’s just one of many ways someone can use a Zipcar. My son, CleanTechnica director Zachary Shahan, used to pick us up from the airport in a Zipcar when we visited him in North Carolina after he moved there from Florida. He was living car-free in Chapel Hill and Carrboro at the time.


Zipcar is the world’s leading carsharing network. It operates in 500 cities and towns. Found in 8 countries across the globe, Zipcar’s community is diverse, but it’s powerful to find out that 10% of members (“Zipsters”) get rid of a car after joining.

The vision of car sharing over car owning is that it improves quality of life and enables empowering changes like going car-free.

“Zipcar views success by the collective impact our community of a million members have had on the globe. With less cars on the road, cities can build more green space, reduce parking and congestion challenges and overall create a better place to live. The global community of over a million members has eliminated the need for more than 400,000 personally owned vehicles.”

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits.


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