City wants to expand car-sharing options
Public hearing scheduled
MADISON, Wis. — The city of Madison is exploring options for expanding car-sharing options for residents.
City Parking Utility Interim Parking Operations Manager Bill Putnam told News 3 there is one car-sharing company operating in Madison and another on the University of Wisconsin campus, but neither operation rents spaces from the city.
A public meeting scheduled for Jan. 28 will include presentations from car-sharing companies.
Putnam said they are early in the process of coming up with ideas to bring more companies to Madison and support the concept of car-sharing in the city.
One outcome is the city could request proposals from companies to rent spaces in city lots and garages.
A release from the city states that car-sharing reduces the need for car ownership and can replace as many as nine to 13 individually-owned vehicles, leading the less congestion, demand for parking and emissions.
The public hearing will be held in the Madison Municipal Building, Room 260 at 5 p.m.