Thanks to Brian's work with Enterprise, they have expanded their UWL car share program to the wider La Crosse community starting RIGHT NOW!!
The link to join (special $1 join rate and annual fee waived for the first year!) is here:
Scroll down to view the Enterprise videos that explain how the program works. Basically, you are able to rent a vehicle for short periods of time by reserving them online. You get 200 free miles per day, and the fees you pay include registration, insurance, etc. AND GAS. So basically you can own a car without owning a car and pay for it just when you use it.
(It's also possible that if you join this Enterprise plan you will be eligible to rent Enterprise car shares around the country - but this is not confirmed!)
This is a great excuse not to buy a car! And studies show that car share members usually drive less than their car-owning former selves or fellow community members. In addition, the vehicles are better utilized and a car share program reduces the need for parking infrastructure. More about the benefits to the climate of a car share program here: How car sharing accelerates sustainability
(And, this is a good video about our transportation options and which are better for the environment!)
We hope to set up a press conference about this new opportunity with Enterprise some time in September. If you join or plan to join this car share program, we hope you will consider participating when we get the event set up! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be kept informed about this opportunity.
= cross posted at CouleeRegionClimateAlliance.blogspot.com =