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(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the designation of 50 new on-street parking spaces for carsharing vehicles throughout the city, including Petworth, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Historic Anacostia.
The spaces are marked with orange poles, special signage and stencils outlining the parking space and are in addition to 150 spaces already in use. They were picked in consultation with the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission, businesses and community leaders. Zipcar and Flexcar are the two companies working with DDOT on this endeavor.
Carsharing allows members to use a car while only paying for the time and mileage that they actually use.
Carsharing can be especially advantageous for low-income persons because their transportation needs are not fully met by transit, taxis or traditional rental cars. The contract with Zipcar and Flexcar requires that cars be available in all wards of the city.
For more information please visit ddot.dc.gov/carsharing.
Location of the Petworth Flexcar space will be 9th and Upshur.