Monday, August 31, 2009
Have you heard of Zipcars?
While I was busy snapping photos of various murals on our walk in downtown Philly, I totally missed something I wouldn't have minded seeing closer. As I began editing the photos I got curious about the white car, the empty slot and the green signs - what is going on there?
I had to crop in to check it out - Zipcars - hmmm, makes me think of strollers in malls where you deposit some money and borrow the stroller. Or that old episode of either Twilight Zone or Ray Bradbury where all cars were the same and white and when you needed to drive you just got in any car, after work you got in any car, etc. It appears a Zipcar works along the lines of a rented stroller.
Of course, I had to google it, I'm a pretty good guesser, that is how they work! How cool is that! Much better than Green Bay's bicycle borrowing thing. And I just looked and found 6 zipcars in Milwaukee - looks like they're available for $7 an hour or $60 for the day - and gas and insurance are included! I find it touching that each car is named. . .hmm, wonder what the white car's name is.