The media release is enthusiastic:
I’m contacting you today to let you know about some exciting Zipcar Seattle news regarding Zipcar’s southeast expansion in Seattle, including new pods of Zipcars in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, near the Othello Light Rail line station and in the Central District!
With new service Car2Go about to make inroads in the Seattle market, Zipcar is upping its game in the CD:
- Launching this week.
- Located at 22nd Ave S and Jackson St.
- Featuring a Mazda 3 named ‘Marilynn’ and a Honda Civic named ‘Corey’
Zipcar pick-up points already dot the area between Capitol Hill and the Central District along Madison and near Seattle University but the new “south” emphasis by the company is a sign of renewed efforts to bring car sharing service to all parts of the city.
The change comes as Car2Go has been cleared to roll out its competing service that includes one-way rides and a drop-off system that utilizes any public parking location within Car2Go’s service areas of the city.
Hmm. We had a Zipcar ‘pod’ in the Red Apple parking lot for several years. What happened to those?