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Commuting Alternatives

Greenride Connect, (U-M)

Web-based application that connects individuals who want to share a carpool or vanpool. alt.trans@umich.edu, isharearide.org/u-m


Maven

General Motors-owned entry in app-based car-sharing market. Rents GM vehicles exclusively, from sedans to SUVs. Currently no membership or fuel fees. Rentals from $8/hour for compact cars. mavendrive.com


Motorcycles and scooters

Parking for motorcycles and moped scooters is free in 7 designated downtown structures and lots, including the Fourth & William parking structure, Maynard structure, Forest structure, and Ann & Ashley structure. For a map of spaces, visit the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority's website at a2dda.org/transportation/


VanRide (TheRide)

Commuter vanpool service of TheRide for individuals working in Washtenaw County, including those who reside outside of the county. A van is provided to your group by TheRide through vRide, a private firm. A monthly fee includes the vehicle, insurance and maintenance. Minimum five-person group. $79-$99/rider in-county, $119-$139/rider out-of-county. MyVanRide@TheRide.org, MyVanRide.org


Zipcars

Private company rents cars and SUVs by the hour. Membership cost: $25 application fee + $7/mo. or $70/yr. Rentals from $7.5-$10/hour, $69-$83/day; includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles/day. info@zipcar.com, zipcar.com/annarbor, zipcar.com/umich


getDowntown

A program of TheRide in partnership with the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Ann Arbor. Provides commuting programs and services to reduce parking stress, including go!passes, bike lockers and houses, carshare and bikeshare, commuting assistance, and the Commuter Challenge every May. info@getdowntown.org, getdowntown.org


iShareaRide (TheRide)

A free service to help commuters who work in Washtenaw County form vanpools and carpools. Computerized matching is available online. gcontrucci@theride.org, iShareaRide.org

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