I've started spying Car2Go car sharing vehicles on city streets. This was on 3rd Street SE, but I've seen them on Rock Creek Church Road by Riggs Road in NE DC and on 3rd Street NW in Takoma.My concern about their business model is that the vehicles will get dispersed in out-of-the-way locations, reducing utilization. We'll see.
This car has sat today on the 6500 block of 3rd Street NW from at least 7:15 am to after 4pm. On the other hand, because data about car sharing utilization isn't publicly available, unlike data from Capital Bikeshare, we aren't able to make very good generalizations about "why". (And "traditional" car sharing vehicles requiring reservations and return to the same place often sit for long periods of time as well.)
Labels: car sharing