If they’ve got them at UNC and Duke, can N.C. State be far behind?

(OK — stop it.)

Better question: Is the Triangle’s big city big enough for car-sharing a la zipcars?

(Update: Per the comment below, there’s more than one car-sharing vendor in the land, not just the zippy one.)

Topic’s on tap June 18, 1 pm, at the Urban Design Center. (h/t: Urban Planet.)

Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Triangle Transit also involved: Details below.

from the Urban Design Center:

Triangle Transit, in cooperation with

the City of Raleigh and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance,

invite you to join us for an exploratory, interactive discussion about

car-sharing potential in downtown Raleigh.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

At the Raleigh Urban Design Center

(light refreshments will be served)

We value your insight and request your attendance at this session to:

•Find out more about what car-sharing is

•Brainstorm ideas about car-sharing – your thoughts and needs

•Understand the benefits of a car-sharing program

•Gauge business and residential interest or need for a car-sharing program

•Share other established, downtown car-sharing program reference models

Please RSVP by Friday, June 12 to bchilders@triangletransit.org

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Loyka-Minker, Triangle Transit

sminker@triangletransit.org or 919-485-7463


The Urban Design Center is located on the first floor of the historic Alexander Building,

at 133 Fayetteville Street, at the corner of Fayetteville and Hargett

across from the Wachovia tower in Downtown Raleigh.