The City of Fremont's Climate Action Plan sets a number of goals for reducing the vehicle emissions from the transportation sector, with one strategy specifically identifying the development of car sharing, carpooling, and other services that reduce the need to own a personal vehicle as a priority.
Did you know that the majority of the trips taken in a motorized vehicle are only a few miles? Micromobility options such as bicycles, electric bikes, and motorized e-scooters provide residents with a low or no carbon transportation alternative to driving for these local trips around the city. In addition to classic human-powered transportation modes such as walking, rolling, or skating, new e-micromobility options powered by electricity and equipped with batteries provide even more low carbon ways to move around the city.
Hopr Bikeshare Pilot Program
Fremont has partnered with bike and scooter company Hopr to bring a shared active transportation pilot program to the city. Find out more information.
Zipcar Carshare Pilot Project
To encourage the development of carshare options, the City has contracted with Zipcar to bring five carshare vehicles to our community. Three of the vehicles are parked along Civic Center Drive at the corner of Bart Way outside the Fremont BART Station, and the other two are located within the parking lot at the Centerville Amtrak/ACE Train Station.
The vehicles provided by Zipcar are high in fuel efficiency, and the cost of gas and insurance are covered by Zipcar as part of membership. Each Zipcar vehicle covers the transportation needs of 40 members, and Zipcar users report an increase in bicycle trips by 13% and walking trips by 19% after signing up for carsharing.
As part of their introduction to Fremont, Zipcar is offering Fremont residents and employees access to these carshare vehicles at a discounted membership rate. Visit Zipcar.com/CityofFremont to become a Zipcar member today!