City CarShare

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City Carshare
Industry Carsharing
Area served
Northern California
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City Carshare was a carsharing program that operated in the San Francisco Bay area. [1] It rented vehicles by the hour. [2] In 2016, the company effectively ceased operations, when Getaround, another carsharing company, took over City CarShare's fleet, parking spaces, and member base. [3] [4]


At its inception in 2001, City CarShare was the only carsharing program in the San Francisco area. [5] By 2002, the company expanded to Oakland, Berkeley, and Palo Alto. [6] In 2004 City Carshare sold off cars from its fleet in favor of using shared vehicles. [7]

In 2011 City CarShare was one of eighteen organizations to form the North American CarSharing Association, the world's largest. [8] City CarShare was one of the lead organizations in the new association, which had 100,000 members upon its launch. [9] In 2011 City CarShare also partnered with the city of San Francisco to provide on-street parking exclusively for City CarShare vehicles. [10]

In November 2016 City CarShare reached an agreement with Getaround where Getaround took over City CarShare's fleet, parking spaces and member base. [11] [12]


  1. ^ Michael Cabanatuan (November 27, 2012). "Electrifying car-sharing". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Heather Ishimaru (April 30, 2008). "Commuting ideas for the Bay Area". ABC 7. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "City CarShare hands over on-demand auto rentals to Getaround".
  4. ^ " comments".
  5. ^ Michael Cabanatuan (January 22, 2007). "Car-sharing catching on with Bay Area drivers / Firms provide autos for those who don't want hassle of ownership". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "City CarShare names new leader". San Francisco Business Times. November 18, 2002. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  7. ^ Riya Bhattacharjee (April 22, 2008). "CarShare Now Offering Wheelchair-Accessible Vans". Berkeley Daily Planet. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Laura Colgan (February 25, 2011). "City CarShare chief talks about new organization". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  9. ^ Eric Young (January 26, 2011). "San Francisco's City Carshare heads industry group". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  10. ^ Dan McMenamin (October 3, 2011). "Plan To Devote Street Parking Places To City CarShare Launches". Bay City News. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  11. ^ "City CarShare hands over on-demand auto rentals to Getaround".
  12. ^ " comments".