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Zipcar offers car sharing options for CCU students, staff

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Whether it's to run an errand to the store or take a trip down to the beach, Zipcar is giving Coastal Carolina University students more flexibility to get around.

Zipcar is a car-sharing program new this year to the campus. Students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older can purchase a $25 membership online. They will be given a key-card, and from there, they can rent a car for as little as $7.50 and hour, up to four days at a time for $69 a day. It's an option students say they are glad to have.

"I'm in the PGM program at Coastal and traveling around to a lot of golf courses takes up a lot of time," says freshman Ryan Howard.

With an electric car option, the University says the partnership with Zipcar compliments the school's sustainability program and cuts down on traffic.

"We want to be a walking campus, especially within our core," says Sandy Baldridge, the manager of Contractual & Business Services. "This helps by now requiring as many students to bring their vehicles to campus as well as our faculty and staff."

Zipcar has already partnered with hundreds of other Universities across the country. The two cars came in last Monday when school started, and while no one has rented them so far, CCU says membership requests are in already in high demand. You don't need to be a CCU student to rent a vehicle. Anyone with a Zipcar membership can take advantage of the program.

For more information on Zipcars click on the link below:

http://www.zipcar.com/

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