Robin Chase, Zipcar co-founder and CEO, poses by her bright idea in 2004, when she was a Loeb fellow at the Graduate School of Design. Harvard offers several transportation options for students, faculty, and staff, including Zipcar and ridesharing programs.

File photo by Phoebe Sexton/Harvard Staff Photographer

Campus & Community

Baby, you can drive my Zipcar

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Environmental alternatives come with prizes, discounts

Harvard is pleased to offer several new transportation options for students, faculty, and staff.

Don’t have a car but need one, or have a car and want to share a ride? For $25 per year, Harvard-affiliated drivers 18 years or older can now participate in the University’s Zipcar Program. Car sharing allows usage of a car when needed without incurring the fixed costs of ownership. Plus, the number of Zipcar locations across campus has increased for added convenience, including a pick-up truck for moving large items.

Harvard affiliates can receive a $25 driving credit through Oct. 15 using coupon code HRVD25E. Learn more by visiting Harvard’s Zipcar website.

Harvard has also partnered with Zimride, a social network for ridesharing, to match Harvard affiliates with others on the same route. Drivers and riders can organize one-time trips, carpools, or even share a Zipcar through Zimride to reduce the cost. Sign up by Sept. 30 and be eligible to win an iPod Shuffle.

In addition, five lucky Zimriders who offer or request to share a ride before Oct. 15 will win $100 Visa gift cards. A $1,000 grand prize will be awarded to one Zimride group that emails a fun photo and story about their carpool. The grand prize winner will be selected by Zimriders from across the country and entries must be received by Oct. 15. Photos and stories should be submitted to

Learn more at Zimride’s website. For more on transportation programs at Harvard, visit CommuterChoice.