So reading MiddBlog today, I learned that at both Middlebury and Amherst they now have this crazy Zipcar thing which I had heard of in cities but not at colleges. As Ryan explains:
ZipCar provides easily rentable cars at cheap-ish rates on-campus. Essentially, you join their network, you reserve a car online, you pick up the car at a specified location, and drive. ZipCar has been particularly successful in big cities where people don’t want to own a car but want to have the convenience of having a car available should they need it. For universities, the premise is the same. Add in some “green” benefits, convenience and presto, you’ve got a popular thing going.
Amherst College led the way on this with two ZipCars last year. Over there, they rent for $7 an hour or $55 a day. At Middlebury, we rent for $8 an hour or $60 a day.
How cool! Maybe Zipcar will come to Wes!