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Car Sharing

Downtown commuters find it hard to ditch their cars because they need a vehicle for work or personal trips during the day. Car sharing can help!

When it comes down to it, our cars have become our vehicle of escape and our security blanket. With car sharing, we no longer need our own cars nearby to maintain that sense of freedom and security.

Tacoma wants to share its cars with you!

Car sharing is an alternative to car ownership. When you join, you have access to a car sharing company’s fleet of vehicles. Members reserve the cars and pay an hourly rate for use. Companies can also purchase memberships for their employees and use these cars in lieu of a fleet.


Zipcar offers self-service car sharing at two Tacoma locations: Downtown at 17th & Pacific Ave by the University of Washington Tacoma and in North Tacoma on the University of Puget Sound campus.

Cars can be reserved for an hour or even days at a time. Reservations can be made online or with your smart phone. Just swipe your personal Zipcard to unlock the car and get rolling with gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day included with each reservation. Zipcars are available in towns, cities, universities and airports around the world.

**CONSTRUCTION ALERT** Due to a large construction project at S 17th Street and Jefferson Ave, the downtown Tacoma Zipcars are being temporarily relocated from their usual location. As of 4/7/2015, vehicles are being parked in on street spaces near the Old Spaghetti Factory on Jefferson Street, but they have also been parked in the UWT security lot adjacent to their normal spaces on 17th Street. The spaces are marked with temporary signage. Check the Zipcar website for more information.


Relayrides makes peer-to-peer car sharing easy, safe, and secureList your car for rent when you’re not using it or borrow a car from someone in your neighborhood!

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