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Carshare Alexandria!

Jump-start your carsharing experience with a free 1-year membership to Zipcar. The City of Alexandria has teamed up with Zipcar to offer membership 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 $60 annual membership fee within 30 days of signing up for a membership. To receive your reimbursement, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go Here and  and click Join Now for City of Alexandria Residents.
  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

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 and  and click Join Now for City of Alexandria Businesses.
  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, contact Michael McFarland at mmcfarland@zipcar.com or 202-552-5937.

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.

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      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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