Did you know?

The average citizen in the Western U.S. spends $9161 per year on car-related transportation.*

2007 Consumer Expenditure Survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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 in multiple Tacoma locations including cars downtown at 17th & Pacific Ave by UWT, on the PLU campus in Parkland and the UPS campus in North Tacoma.

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.


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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