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Brooklyn Is Trading Parking Spaces for Data

Zones included as part of a new car-sharing pilot program are marked in yellow. (Credit: NYC DOT) 

ar-share, not be confused with “ride-share,” has a history of playing nice with city government. It seems to be paying off, at least in New York City, where the Department of Transportation is launching a two-year pilot with the aim of reducing car ownership.

(Credit: NYC DOT) 


The pilot will trade in valuable currency for New York City drivers: parking spaces. Accordingto BKLYNER, the DOT will designate roughly 300 on-street parking spaces, as well as 300 spots in a number of municipal parking facilities, for participating car-share companies.

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