HOBOKEN AND BEYOND – The city of Hoboken said on Friday that they, in conjunction with Connect by Hertz, will launch "Corner Cars" -- the country's first true city-wide car-sharing program -- on June 16.
The city says the program is anticipated to remove more than 750 vehicles from the mile-square city’s parking-strapped streets.
City Council President Peter Cunningham said the effect on our parking situation will be the same as building a new 750 car garage, except it won’t cost the taxpayers.
On Thursday, June 17, Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs will host a community forum to discuss transportation and parking issues with residents. The forum will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand St.
The city noted that for low-income residents, “Some residents may need the mobility of a personal vehicle but lack the ability to own one. Car-sharing is an affordable alternative with rates as low as $5 per hour -- gas, roadside assistance, navigation system, and insurance included.”
Residents with questions about the Corner Cars program can email email@example.com or call the Department of Transportation and Parking at 201-653-1919.