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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. Reserve program for longer-term rentals. memberservices@maven.com, mavendrive.com


Motorcycles and scooters

Parking for motorcycles and moped scooters is free in 12 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/


Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect

A free trip planning and commuter-matching service by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Enter your departure point and destination online to get information on alternative commuting options, connect with carpools, and find walking & biking partners. rideshare@semcog.org, commuterconnectmi.com

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U-M Vanpool

The U-M has sponsored vanpooling for its faculty and staff since the 1970s. Full-time employees pay $25/month to join or start a vanpool to and from campus in a university-provided vehicle. Non-university employees can join at $119/month. Members split gas costs. alt.trans@umich.edu, ltp.umich.edu/alt-trans/vanpools.php


Zipcars

Private company rents cars and SUVs by the hour. Membership cost: $25 application fee + $7/mo. or $70/yr. Rentals from $8.5/hour, $74/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




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