Looking for a way to get around The Garden City? There's a new option waiting for you right in Newton Centre.
Zipcar recently rolled up to the Newton Centre Langley Road parking lot and will be in city for a one-year trial, according to a memo sent out last week by the Newton's Planning & Development Department.
Those who have Zipcar memberships can reserve the two cars in Newton Centre and rent them by the hour. A Toyota Prius will run $7.50/hour and a Nissan Altima Hybrid will be $11.50/hour. The rental car company pays the city to park the cars in the municipal lot spaces.
The new cars provide "a valuable and sustainable transportation option to help residents,visitors, and employees reach their destinations," the memo said.
According to the memo, Zipcar has reported "heavy usage" of the cars already and if the program is successful, it could be expanded to other parts of the city.