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In Germany and Italy, in Seattle, Austin, Miami and Montreal, there’s been a quiet revolution in how to get around the city. When you have somewhere to go, you find a nearby car, climb in, and drive it to your destination. Then you leave it there, ready for the next person to use. It’s like Citi Bike, but with compact cars that make parking easy.
With car2go, there’s no monthly fee. Once you’ve signed up, been accepted, and get your card, you pay only for the minutes you use. You see one of their cars on the street (or find it with their app), you just get out your card, grab it and go. When you’re done, you park it in any legal, non-metered parking space in your Brooklyn home area and walk away.
You can probably imagine the times it would be handy to grab one of these easy-to-park cars and hit the road. Like if you’re traveling between any two neighborhoods that are not directly linked by subway–say Carroll Gardens and Prospect Heights, or Williamsburg and DUMBO. (Or Red Hook and…almost anywhere.) You could take an impromptu trip to Coney Island. Drive your dog to the vet. The possibilities are as endless as the errands and trips you can take with car2go.