But every once in a while a real gem comes through. Take this comment about the Atlantic Cities article How Avis Will Ruin Carsharing. Here's a real live person speaking from experience that carsharing parking "has increased the availability parking spaces" in his neighborhood. (Well, at least @bannedagain5446 has a real live Washington Post account!) Anyway, here it is:
I know that in my neighborhood Zipcar has increased the availability of parking spaces by making it possible for many residents, myself included, to live their lives without owning a car. Zipcar allows me to go places I have to go and cannot reach by bicycle or public transit. It frees up the parking space where my car used to sit for well over 90% of each year, weathering, depreciating and hemorrhaging taxes and insurance premiums. And it saves me money and almost two hours per r/t over traditional car rental.