The NBPA is looking to partner with a third party to establish a car sharing program in New Brunswick. In an effort to begin to explore the concept, the NBPA would like input from those that may potentially use this service. “In our continuing effort to reduce traffic and address on street parking demand, we are asking the public to complete a short survey that will assist us in developing a successful car sharing program,” said Mitch Karon, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Parking Authority. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9NTTKDR
As of January, more than 890,000 people in the U.S. were members of one car-sharing company or another, according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley. This numbers show a significant increase since July 2012.
In urban areas like the City of New Brunswick a car sharing plan would benefit residentswho do not want the burden of owning an automobile but who need a vehicle to get around. It also helps reduce the demand for on street parking as people do not feel the necessity to have a car that they may not use very often. Car sharing is also a part of the continuing effort of the NBPA in recognizing the need for sustainable alternatives in parking and transportation. “We are eager to continue to add to our environmentally responsible initiatives and inventory like the previously installed electric car charging stations and solar panels,” said Karon.
The survey will be conducted over the next three weeks.
Harry J Delgado