“Dear PoPville,

They smell like weed. They’re full of trash and pet hair. And ever since Car2Go/ShareNow left North America during the pandemic, they also have no competition. Yes, readers, the French-owned awkwardness known as Free2Move is now pretty much DC’s only workable car sharing option. Oh sure, Zipcars exist, but they don’t touch the convenience of leaving a Free2Move in any legal space. And don’t get me started on Turo, which sounds like a great way to get into a lawsuit with the stranger who owns the car. What we need are robust competitors. Here are just some of the quirks that make Free2Move so challenging: Read More


From a press release:

“DC’s first Mobility Innovation District (The MID), spearheaded by the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), has officially launched its public transit program for Southwest DC and parts of the Navy Yard neighborhood with Circuit Rideshare.

The MID’s Circuit Rideshare program provides purpose-driven transportation services, utilizing a fleet of eight electric vehicles (EVs) and advanced transit technology to offer safe, accessible, efficient, and eco-friendly rides to users within the Southwest neighborhood. The program operates on a mobile app, enabling users to easily request rides and enjoy the convenience of on-demand transportation at a FREE rate through July and $2 a ride thereafter. Read More


From WRAP:

“Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2023 St. Patrick’s SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and operate until 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18th as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk period. Read More


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