Use a Car Sharing Service
The Alameda City Council approved an agreement with Gig Car Share to locate up to 50 Gig Car Share vehicles on the main island of Alameda (not available yet at Bay Farm Island). Carsharing aims to reduce car ownership and provide greater transportation choices. Alameda has “dedicated space” carsharing at four locations with Getaround (formerly City CarShare), along with peer-to-peer carsharing, which allows Alamedans to rent their private vehicles to neighbors. The agreement with Gig allows one-way or point-to-point rentals, where members are able to rent available vehicles and end trips anywhere in designated areas. For Gig Car Share, designated areas include two parking lots in San Francisco, the city of Albany, and the core areas of Oakland and Berkeley, which includes seven BART stations – Fruitvale, West Oakland, Lake Merritt, North Berkeley, Ashby, Rockridge, and MacArthur.