Cheer up West Hollywood drivers. There is a new alternative to parking around town—Zipcar.
The car-sharing program will launch this week with 10 vehicles in reserved on-street parking spots in five locations throughout West Hollywood.
Mayor John J. Duran and members of the City Council, as well as representatives from Zipcar, will welcome the fleet Wednesday in the Auto Court at the West Hollywood Library.
“The partnership we have forged with Zipcar is designed to give residents and visitors an option when they have a need for a car for a short period of time,” said Councilman John Heilman in a city statement. “The program is very popular in a number of locations in the country and in Southern California. We hope it will be equally successful in West Hollywood."
Zipcar vehicles will be located in pods of two at Fountain Avenue east of Vista Street; Orlando Avenue south of Santa Monica Boulevard; Poinsettia Place north of Santa Monica Boulevard; Orange Grove Avenue north of Santa Monica Boulevard; and Hancock Avenue north of Santa Monica Boulevard.
The Zipcar program in Weho will be available to local residents and visitors, as well as to employees of local businesses through the company’s "Zipcar for Business" program, which offers discounted driving Monday through Friday.
Gas, reserved parking spots, insurance, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles per day are included in the hourly and daily rates for Zipcar members. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for several days.
Reservation rates start as low $8.75 per hour and $72 per day (24 hours) on weekdays and $9.75 per hour and $79 per day (24 hours) on weekends.
Zipcar opened its on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood in November.