Gig Car Share Launches In Bay Area
Huge congratulations are in order for our partners and clients, Gig Car Share!
GIG is a new Bay Area car-share service that lets you drive the car one-way and then leave it in any parking spot you want (within Oakland and Berkeley.)
According to Fast Co, the service aims to fill a gap in local transit options, beginning in Oakland and Berkeley. Unlike other car-sharing services in the area, it’s designed to be one-way; you don’t have to return it in the same place you pick it up. Instead, through an agreement with local government, the cars can be parked in almost any parking space in both cities.
When you want a car, an app helps locate one nearby. You unlock the car with your phone or a RFID membership card, and then leave it wherever you’re going inside a designated “home zone”; when you want to head home, you pick up another car.