Last week, the City of Raleigh announced that they are partnering with Zipcar, the popular car-sharing service. The first cars in Raleigh will be located in downtown, in the Glenwood South district near the intersection of Lane Street and Glenwood Avenue.
This isn’t the city’s first experience with car-sharing. In the summer of 2010, WeCar, owned by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, rolled out two vehicles in downtown. The service didn’t last and about two years later was pulled.
I’m hoping for success with Zipcar in downtown Raleigh as WeCar really lacked the backing and experience that Zipcar has. They must be doing something right if Zipcar has about 80% of the car-share market.