Car Sharing 11/18 Info Session!

Nov 18, 2011 by

Car Sharing 11/18 Info Session!

Do you love car sharing, telling everyone about your zipcar membership and how much money you save from it? Would you like to see more opportunities for car sharing in Washington State?  Are you interested to learn how you can make money from renting out the car you barely use?  Come to a Friday, November 18th Forum to learn how Transportation Choices Coalition is working to expand car sharing through legislation in Olympia this year.

Details
Friday, November 18th
Noon-1:30
King County Chinook Building
Rm 115
401 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
RSVP TODAY!

Background
Car owners invest large amounts of time and money into an asset that is rarely used. Cars are driven only 8% of the time, while potential drivers walk past block after block of underutilized cars. Peer to peer car sharing enables car owners to safely rent out their underutilized cars to a community of trusted drivers. People in need of a car can rent one by the hour using technology to connect them to available cars.  

Car sharing empowers people to travel more efficiently and cause a shift from personal to shared transport. It can trim emissions, traffic accidents, fuel costs, need for costly parking, while it generates income for car owners, and stimulates the local economy.

We have a great line-up of speakers to talk to us about car sharing and how we can expand it in Washington.  

Panelists

Victor Colman, Executive Director for the Childhood Obesity Coalition
Supports personal car sharing efforts as a public health leader, because it is an incentive for people to minimize their vehicle use and rely on other travel options as much as possible. Car sharing typically reduces average vehicle use by 40-60% among drivers who rely on it, making it an important transportation demand management strategy.

John Atcheson, President of Getaround
Supports personal car sharing as an entrepreneur and advisor in the field of Sustainable Technology. He supports personal car sharing because of the business opportunities it will bring to Washington State. Getaround is a car sharing company that operates in the San Francisco Bay area.

Alan Durning, Executive Director of Sightline

Supports personal cars haring as an author who has written or contributed to nine Sightline books, including most recently, Sightline’s Cascadia Scorecard 2007. He supports personal car sharing because it is an enormous business opportunity and can bring gigantic environmental and social dividends.

Don’t forget to RSVP and join us on Friday!
Thanks for all that you do,

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