NYC to Assign Hundreds of Parking Spaces for Car-Share Vehicles Under Pilot Program

daily-news-logo.pngBy Ben Kochman

The city will set aside hundreds of parking spaces on streets and city-owned lots for car-share vehicles under a new bill passed by the City Council. Three hundred spaces on local streets and 300 more in city lots will go to car-share companies like Zipcar and Car2Go as part of a two-year pilot program.

The bill’s backers said Wednesday that the move will end up easing parking by convincing current car-owners to ditch their rides.

“Research is clear that for every one shared car put on a city street, between 5 and 10 less fuel efficient cars are taken off,” said bill sponsor Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan).

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