Zipcar Looking to Expand in Park View
One item that came up at this month’s ANC 1A meeting was a presentation by Scott Hall, General Manager of Zipcar in Washington, who spoke about Zipcar’s interest in expanding service in the Park View area. Zipcar’s interest in the area is based on the increase in demand from customers. In looking at the Zipcar map of the area (below), I would have to agree that Park View is under-served. Providing more transportation options, especially car sharing, would be a huge asset.
Zipcar would like to locate two cars within a few blocks to the south of the Georgia Ave.-Petworth Metro station on the street. Ideally, these would be spaces that are currently metered so that no RPP parking is impacted. When asked if he had any locations in mind, Mr. Hall initially stated that they were looking in the area of Quebec Place and Georgia, but definitely would consider any location based on community feedback and needs. I made it clear that the intersection of Quebec and Georgia would not be a location supported by the community, but that other nearby locations could work.
So, here is your opportunity. Based on your experience and knowledge of streets, where would Zipcar work best? Also, are two cars enough for Park View residents? Should cars also be located to the south of the community? The more you share the better served we’ll be by Zipcar.parking, Streets and Trees comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.