Tenleytown Gets Free Ride with car2go

Car2Go Smart fortwo carsharing at downtown Washington, D.C.

A hearty tip of the hat goes to former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Matthew Frumin who helped Tenleytowners get a free lifetime membership with car2go, the car sharing service known for its blue and white two-seater cars and flexible pick-up and drop-off locations.

Following up on a commitment car2go made to the ANC during his tenure, Frumin obtained a promotion code that will waive the company’s $35 registration fee and provide an hour of free driving time so residents can test out the service free of charge.

Other District residents need not be jealous of Tenleytown. car2go is offering the promotion to anyone who resides in the nation’s capital.

Sign up at the car2go website and enter “1CityAll8Wards0060” in the Promotion Code field to take advantage of this special offer. The promotion ends March 31, so those interested should sign up soon.

Here’s what Frumin had to say about car2go: 

For those not familiar with car2go, it is the system made up of those little blue and white smart cars. It offers the only point A to point B car sharing service in the District. (Unlike other car-sharing services, you do not need to return the car from where you picked it up.) See here.

Locating, reserving and starting a car2go trip is easy with the free car2go app. Reservations will hold a car for 30 minutes and there are no reservation/cancellation fees. You can also call their 24/7 customer support line or use the website to make a reservation. You can drive a car2go anywhere in the District and up to a 200 mile radius outside of DC. Parking in DC at a DDOT operated meter is FREE as long as it is in an unrestricted, curbside, street parking zone and parking in ALL residential zones is permissible too. The green 2 hour restricted signs do not apply to car2go’s but the red/white signs such as the rush hour restricted signs do apply to car2go. For the car2go parking rules, see here.

The more people using car2go in an area, the more they can be conveniently found in that area. For us, it has not become a primary mode of transportation, but is an option that is always there adding enormous convenience and as such has changed our calculus about whether and, if so, when to buy a new car.

photo credit: Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz

One comment

  • Car2Go runs these promotions all the time. Its nice that one is focused on DC, but the discount is nothing special.