August 13, 2013

Lewis & Clark partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing on campus

New program provides a sustainable and cost effective alternative to car ownership on campus.

Lewis & Clark has partnered with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car-sharing program on campus. The convenient transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over. Zipcars are located near Templeton, Holmes Hall, and Upper Griswold.

Zipcar resources
  • Create your membership and reserve vehicles on the L&C Zipcar page
  • Watch the how-to-video
  • UHaul U Car Share members can join for free!
  • Download the Zipcar app

Lewis & Clark currently offers five vehicles, including:

  • Honda Insight Hybrid
  • All-wheel-drive Ford Escape equipped with a bike rack and national park pass
  • Ford Focus Hatchback
  • Honda Fit Electric Vehicle
  • Zipvan cargo van

This year, Lewis & Clark members can join for $15, with rates on campus Zipcar vehicles starting as low as $ 8.25 per hour and $ 73 per day. Gas, insurance, reserved parking spots and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days. 

Incentives for students 

With the new Zipcar program available on campus, student organizations at Lewis & Clark also now have the opportunity to participate in the “Students with Drive” grant program sponsored by Zipcar and Ford Motor Company, which provides students with free Zipcar memberships and driving credits to support student organizations on campus. The program is running now through April 2014 and will culminate with one student organization being awarded a grand prize of $5,000 in Zipcar credits, $10,000 in cash for the student organization to put toward its cause and $10,000 in cash to be awarded to the winning school. For more information and to participate in the program, students can visit the “Students with Drive” tab on Zipcar’s University Facebook page at

Special PioFair preview

Zipcars will be on display at the PioFair on Friday, September 6.


For more information, please contact Transportation & Parking office at