Sustainability at Reed

Zipcar Car-Sharing Program on Campus

zip car imageZipcar and Reed have joined forces to provide Reed students, staff, and faculty a car-sharing program on campus at discounted driving rates. Car sharing gives students, staff, and faculty the flexibility to not bring cars to campus, and to choose alternative methods of transportation to get to work or class.

You must be 18 years old to become a member. Membership is $15 for students and $25 for faculty and staff, and is applied as a credit toward use. Once you join, you will receive a membership swipe card that gives you access to the cars at Reed, plus access to and discounted rates for vehicles in urban centers nationwide.

To use Zipcars, members simply reserve the vehicle online for the desired times of use, walk to the vehicle location at the time of their reservation, swipe their Zipcard over the card reader, and drive away. The reservation fee includes the cost of gas, insurance, and mileage.

zip car imageThrough Reed's account, you can use more than 20 makes and models of vehicles, including pickup trucks, Minis, convertibles, minivans, hybrids, Volvos, and Outbacks; enjoy easy access to vehicles that live in neighborhoods all over Portland; and benefit from universal membership that allows you to seamlessly use Zipcars anywhere they are available.

Click to join. Already a member? Contact Zipcar Portland or call 503/328-3539. To view a demo and see how the reservation system works, visit the demo site. Questions? Contact Zipcar or Cypress Allard, human resources generalist.