Unless you’ve been out of town or hiding under a rock for the last month or so, you’ve almost certainly seen or heard of Car2Go, a new (to Seattle) car-sharing service that’s optimized for short, one-directional, spontaneous trips, with parking available in most of the city’s on-street parking stalls. While we mostly write about transit, car sharing, along with walking, biking, shuttles, taxis and ridesharing, is a component of a sustainable transportation system for a 21st-century city, especially for a not-particularly-dense young city like Seattle.
I was thus very pleased to hear about Car2Go’s arrival in Seattle, and even more pleased when the company offered me the opportunity to sit down with CEO Nick Cole, to discuss Car2Go’s vision for Seattle, and how Car2Go has worked alongside public transportation in other cities. STB readers are a generally very well informed and alternative transportation-minded bunch, and I’m sure you have a lots of good questions among you that I would not think of myself, so if you have ideas for questions, throw them out here in the comments, and I’ll take note of them.
In addition, feel free to discuss Seattle car sharing generally in this thread.