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What is Car Share?

Car share is a membership-based service available to all qualified drivers in a community. This service allows members to rent out vehicles usually for hourly use but at a fraction of the cost of owning your own car. With car share, you pay only for the time you use.

Read more about how car share works and where to sign up here.

Learn about other shared mobility services and discounted programs here.

About the Program

The City adopted its first formal car share policy in 2015 (find the legislation on Legistar), which provided a regulatory framework for car share in the public right-of-way and municipal lots and garages.

The Parking and Mobility Division is implementing two separate car share pilot programs: the Free-Floating Car Share Pilot and the Dedicated Space Car Share Pilot. Each of the pilot programs, allow “qualified car share organizations” to purchase permits from the City.

The Car Sharing Program is primarily funded with a $320,000 grant of federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds awarded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Revenue from the sales of car sharing permits will also fund the program.

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carshare@oaklandca.gov