Zipcars arrive on campus
A new Zipcar program aims to offer greener alternatives for college students and faculty at William and Mary.
Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 23:57
ON THE GO: Zipcars come in hybrid models and offer transportation alternatives for college students. (Photo: Sebastian01071979/Flickr)
The Princeton Review has upgraded the College of William and Mary this year on its "green rating" from a score of 90 to 93 (and up from 84 two years ago). This statistic accurately shows a school dedicated to making progress on this front, and as I've returned to campus, I've noticed a wonderful new addition to the College of William and Mary.
Parked at various campus locations are four Zipcars (including a hybrid model), which can be rented by students and faculty at an hourly rate of $8 and daily rate of $66. This includes insurance, gas, reserved parking spots, roadside assistance and the first 180 miles are included in the daily rate. The aim is to reduce demand for parking space and the program is likely to be more popular among freshman and sophomores who aren't allowed to have their own cars on campus. This partnership with Zipcar Inc. is a positive step in improving overall transportation and lessening private vehicle use on campus.