Getaround, a connected carsharing marketplace, has installed 83 additional carshare locations as part of its new, expanded participation in the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) carsharing program.
Through the DOT’s carshare program, hundreds of carshare parking spaces will be designated at on-street locations across New York City to help promote safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation for community residents and visitors. The latest installation of Getaround spaces includes 28 new locations in Manhattan, 21 new locations in the Bronx, 18 new locations in Brooklyn, and 16 new locations in Queens. Each location includes two vehicle parking spaces.
With these latest new location additions, there will be approximately 111 total Getaround carsharing locations in New York City.
The NYC DOT carshare program is expected to provide various benefits to New Yorkers, including:
- Improving NYC air quality,
- Mitigating NYC traffic and congestion,
- Cutting greenhouse gas emissions,
- Reducing total vehicle miles traveled.
The program is designed to provide more affordable and improved mobility options for New Yorkers. The DOT will leverage the program to enhance carsharing services in low to moderate income neighborhoods. More than 50% of Getaround’s locations are located in designated Priority Investment Areas, serving historically underserved neighborhoods and populations.
“With many cars parked an average of 22 hours per day, shared cars from Getaround will take personally-owned and idle cars off the city streets. When we share cars, we reduce the number on the road, which means fewer accidents, reduced traffic, and less space required for parking. Carsharing modernizes mobility by allowing people to connect multiple forms of efficient transportation for any type of use case, supporting the NYC DOT’s Vision Zero Initiative,” said Sy Fahimi, Getaround Chief Operating Officer.
Getaround, and its Connect Cloud technology, will be used to provide contactless 24/7 access to shared vehicles from designated parking spaces across the city without the need to wait in line or pick up keys. Residents may reserve the shared vehicles for as little as one hour; perfect for all types of trips including going to the grocery store, to running errands, to visiting friends and family, and more.
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