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File #: 2018-5383   
Type: New Business
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 3/28/2018
Title: Recommend Approval to the City Council to Allow for the City to Engage With Gig Car Share to Initiate a Point-to-Point Carshare Pilot Program (Action)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - About Gig Car Share and Images of Cars, 2. Exhibit 2 - Gig Car Share Business Model, 3. Exhibit 3 - City of Alameda Point-to-Point Car Share Policy

Title

Recommend Approval to the City Council to Allow for the City to Engage With Gig Car Share to Initiate a Point-to-Point Carshare Pilot Program (Action)

Body

Transportation Commission
Date of Meeting (03/28/2018)
Item #5B
(ACTION)

Recommend Approval to the City Council to Allow for the City to Engage With Gig Car Share to Initiate a Point-to-Point Carshare Pilot Program

Background

Car-sharing is a relatively new program that aims to reduce car ownership and to provide greater transportation choices for people, and could expand in Alameda with the interest of Gig Car Share. Carsharing is defined as a membership-based service, available to all qualified drivers in a community, which allows members to make vehicle trips with the use of a rented vehicle without a separate written requirement for each trip. Unlike taxi and shared ride services, carsharing organizations require their members to be qualified, licensed drivers who operate the carsharing vehicles during the rental period. There are three types of carsharing:
* "Dedicated Space" - members make round trips from a dedicated location. An example in the City of Alameda is Getaround, which used to be City CarShare, and uses three different off-street public parking spaces on an exclusive, "dedicated" basis and one off-street private parking space starting in 2010.
* "Peer-to-Peer" - members make round trips from a dedicated location near the car owners' residences so no special permit or City involvement is required. An example in the City of Alameda and the Bay Area is Getaround. Turo operates in San Francisco.
* "Point-to-Point" - members rent an available vehicle and end the trip anywhere in allowed areas. It also is known as one-way carsharing or free floating carsharing. In the East Bay, Gig Car Share has rolled out service in Oakland and Berkeley starting in April 2017.

Gig Car Share, which is owned by AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah's innovation arm called A3 Ventures, operat...

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