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Crosscurrents

'One-way' car sharing grows in the East Bay

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Eli Wirtschafter
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Jason Haight, president of Gig Car Share, with one of the company's new vehicles at their headquarters in Oakland

Zipcar. Ford GoBikes. Scoot. Shared vehicles are multiplying like rabbits in the Bay Area. Just this month, a company called JUMP rolled its electric bikes onto San Francisco streets.

And in Oakland and Berkeley, Gig Car Share, the first "one-way" car share service in the Bay Area, is doubling its fleet of black Priuses from 250 to 500. The service, operated by AAA, has hopes to expand to nearby cities, including San Francisco.

KALW's transportation reporter Eli Wirtschafter talked with Crosscurrents host Hana Baba about the rise of vehicle sharing in the Bay Area.

Click the audio player above to listen to the full story. 
 

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Eli is the Program Director for KALW's project in state prisons. We teach incarcerated people how to record and edit audio stories, and air them as part of the series Uncuffed.