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On-Street Carsharing Program

Car sharing vehicles
On-Street Carsharing in DC

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) offers a public space permit program to companies interested in operating a carsharing service in public space.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Decrease parking demand by more efficiently using the District’s curbside
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, per the District’s sustainability goals
  • Better availability of shared mobility services in the District (get people out of cars)
  • Equitable access to shared mobility services across the District
  • Collect program data for evaluation and transportation improvement
  • Improve the safety of District streets in order to support the District’s Vision Zero effort

DDOT offers permits for two types of carsharing on-street in the District Point-to-point carsharing, sometimes called one-way or free-floating, allows customers to pick up a vehicle at one location and drop it off at another location. Reserved-space carsharing, sometimes called two-way or traditional, has customers to borrow from and return vehicles to the same reserved carsharing space.

The following companies have been granted a permit to operate a carsharing service in the District’s public right-of-way.

Company Contact Information
Zipcar

Website:
https://www.zipcar.com/washington-dc

Customer Service Phone Number:

866-494-7227

Customer Service Email:

[email protected]

Free2Move

Website:
https://www.free2move.com/en-US/free-floating-car-sharing-washington

Customer Service Phone Number:

844-543-7332

Customer Service Email:

support@free2move‚Äźcarsharing.com

For employers, residential sites, developers, and hotels, if you would like assistance with starting a corporate account for a carsharing service or placing a vehicle in your building, please reach out to goDCgo at [email protected].

Further carsharing locations and program details are available on the companies’ websites.

Companies interested in learning more about our program should contact [email protected]. The current program terms and conditions are provided for reference below.

Carsharing Regulation