Car Sharing is a model of car rental where you can rent a vehicle for a short period of time, often by the hour. It provides instant access to a network of cars throughout the city, 24 hours-a-day, paying-per-trip, without commitment or inconvenience.
A Better City TMA promotes carsharing as an alternative to driving because it allows you to commute car-free during the week and rent a car by the hour only when you need it, thereby reduce congestion on the roadways while also saving on parking costs! Reasons you may find a car useful during the day include: to attend an off-site business meeting or an event where you need to haul extra equipment or materials to, or to go to a doctor’s appointment.
A Better City TMA partners with two carsharing companies in Boston-Zipcar and Enterprise Carshare.
Started over a decage ago Zipcar has become a leader in carshsharing, with over 1,000 vehicles in the greater Boston area and more than 6,500 vehicles throughout the United States, Canada, and England. A Better City TMA members can qualify for discounts through the TMA’s Zipcar for Business account.
How to register
To become a Zipcar Member, please take a minute to fill out the application online at: www.zipcar.com/abctma
- Be sure to have your license information and your credit card ready to complete the application. You do not need to enter an Employee ID number.
- If you are currently or were previously a Zipcar member or need application assistance or have account questions, please contact A Better City TMA.
- A Better City TMA Zipcar member annual fee: $35 (save $45) A Better City TMA Zipcar member application fee: $0 (save $25)
- Save on rates as well: $8 hourly rate, $60 a day (7am-7pm) or $70 for full day (save $13-23).
*Z4B rates do not include the BMWs or convertibles. Consumer rates apply on the weekend (Friday 11:01PM through Monday 12AM).
Enterprise Rent-A-Car started car sharing as a natural extension of its rental program to provide vehicles to people who need a car at a moment’s notice. A Better City TMA members also receive the first year membership free and a reduced application fee of $20! Rates start at $6, and daily rates (Monday thru Friday) start at $69 depending on the type of vehicle chosen.
Enterprise Carshare vehicles are conveniently located Downtown, Financial District, Back Bay, Somerville, Cambridge, and Allston/Brighton with new locations being added all the time.