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Jump-start your carsharing experience with a free 1-year membership to Zipcar or free driving credits with Enterprise Carshare. The City of Alexandria has teamed up with both services to offer membership and usage discounts for residents and businesses through a special program called Carshare Alexandria! Check out the program details below to get started.

Zipcar for Residents 

The City will reimburse first-time Zipcar customers the $25 application fee and $70 annual membership fee within 30 days of signing up for a membership. To receive your reimbursement, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go Here to create a new account through Zipcar
  2. Complete the Residential Reimbursement Form within 30 days of signing up.
  3. Send your Zipcar membership receipts/payment confirmation to Carshare Alexandria! via one of the following methods:
  • Email: geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov
  • Fax: 703-746-3298
  • Mail:    Local Motion 
               Transportation Planning Division
               421 King Street, Suite 300
               Alexandria, VA 22314

Enterprise Carshare for Residents

The City will reimburse first-time Enterprise Carshare customers $95 of usage within 30 days of signing up for a membership. To receive your reimbursement, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go HERE to create a new account through Enterprise Carshare. 
  2. Complete and follow all the requirements in the Residential Reimbursement Form within 30 days of signing up
  3. Send your Enterprise Carshare new member and usage information to Carshare Alexandria! via one of the following methods:
  • Email: geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov
  • Fax: 703-746-3298
  • Mail:    Local Motion 
               Transportation Planning Division
               421 King Street, Suite 300
               Alexandria, VA 22314

For more information, contact Geralyn Taylor at geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4084.

Zipcar for Businesses

The City will reimburse employers the $75 set-up fee and 50% of each employee’s $25 annual membership within 30 days of signing up for a membership. Zipcar for Business accounts also benefit from discounted usage rates. To sign up for an account:

  1. Go Here to go to register your company with Zipcar 
  2. Complete the Employer Reimbursement Form within 30 days of signing up. For employees: Complete the Employee Reimbursement Form within 30 days of joining your organization’s Zipcar account.
  3. Send your Zipcar membership receipts/payment confirmation to Carshare Alexandria! via one of the following methods:
  • Email: geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov
  • Fax: 703-746-3298
  • Mail:    Local Motion 
               Transportation Planning Division
               421 King Street, Suite 300
               Alexandria, VA 22314

For more information about opening a Zipcar for Business account, contact dcbusiness@zipcar.com.

Note: To help us measure the success of carsharing and plan for future needs, those seeking reimbursement through Carshare Alexandria! are required to complete a follow-up survey approximately nine months from the time of reimbursement.


      Benefits of Carsharing

      • Increases use of more efficient and environmentally friendly mode of travel - bicycling, walking, public transportation, carpooling/vanpooling
      • Reduces personal vehicle usage up to fifty percent.
      • Encourages trip chaining.
      • Enables households to give up owning second and third vehicles.
      • Each carsharing vehicle replaces four to eight privately owned cars.
      • Decreases vehicle ownership.
      • Reduces parking demand.
      • Lessens traffic congestion.
      • Improves air quality.
      • Less costly than owning and operating a personal vehicle.

      For more information on carsharing, see Transportation Research Board's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 108: Car-Sharing--Where and How It Succeeds (Warning: This file is large--10.4 MB--) 

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