Car2Go Pulling Out of St. Johns and East Portland

"In the low usage areas, we found that our vehicles sit idle four times longer, ultimately affecting overall vehicle availability for the Portland membership base, as well as parking for the Portland community."


East Portland can't catch a break.Just this week KGW had a story called, "Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation" which described East Portland as "shabby apartment complexes, fading strip malls, wide avenues and fast-food chains." Harsh. And now, Car2Go has announced they are pulling out of East Portland, and St. Johns, starting Aug. 24.In an email sent out this morning to Car2Go ...   More
Friday, July 31, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Head2Head: Car2Go Vs. The Future of Transportation

Willamette Week's correspondent thinks the future has a long way to go.

Arts & Books
It isn’t often one gets invited to participate in a revolution of the future, but that’s just what OMSI did. “Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation,” a car showcase at OMSI on Saturday, July 13, was our local science museum's way to allow the Big Three and their Eurasian cohorts to show off their vision of the four-wheeled “future of transportation” to bike- and transit-loving ...   More
Monday, July 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Planning Bureau Recommends No More No-Parking Apartments Bigger Than 40 Units


 Last month, Portland City Council told the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to draft new zoning rules for the apartments without on-site parking that have sparked ire across the eastern quadrants of Portland.Today, the planning bureau released its suggested new requirements. The short version: Most new apartments larger than 40 units would be required to provide one parking space per four ...   More
Friday, February 8, 2013 AARON MESH

Where Did All These Tiny Cars Come From All Of A Sudden?


Those white-and-blue Smartcars you might've seen all over town belong to a new car-sharing service (yes, another one) run by Daimler, the German car company, called Car2Go. There's been some conspiratorial interest in this service over at Jack Bogdanski's blog, and a bit of wonkish speculation about its market niche over at Chris Smith's Portland Transport. The service launched on April 3. Its website ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 COREY PEIN


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