<p>I don't normally start threads, but I thought this was exciting enough news to create one. Zipcars are coming to UVa! UVa community members only have to be 18 to use them. </p>
<p>From The Daily Progress:
Zipcars are coming to the University of Virginia.
By The Daily Progress Staff
Published: November 10, 2009</p>
<p>The national car-sharing company and UVa today announced plans to offer Zipcar service on Grounds beginning Nov. 17.</p>
<p>The UVa effort will feature six self-service Zipcars, including Honda Insights and Civics, which are available around the clock to UVa faculty, staff and students aged 18 and older. Those eligible can join Zipcar for a $35 annual fee and drive the cars for $8 per hour or $66 per day on weekdays (different rates for weekends). The rates include gas, roadside assistance and limited miles.</p>
<p>The university bills the Zipcar program as part of its interest in alternative transportation, reduction of cars on campus and overall sustainability.</p>
<p>Charlottesville residents at least 21 years old will be able to join for $75. Membership includes access to Zipcars in other cities across the country, where available.