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I-GO and Chicago Park District join forces on car sharing

April 29, 2009

I-GO Car Sharing and the Chicago Park District have partnered to bring four I-GO Car Sharing low-emission vehicles to four different park locations in the city. Beginning Friday, May 1, an I-GO car will be available at Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave. in Albany Park; Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave. in Old Irving Park; Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr. in Uptown; and Ridge Park, 1817 W. 96th St. in Beverly. The cars herald a new relationship between I-GO and the CPD, with reserved parking spots generously provided by the latter.

“Car sharing makes a lot of sense for municipal agencies because it can reduce their fleet costs while providing a community benefit,” said Sharon Feigon, CEO of I-GO Car Sharing. “We are delighted to partner with the Park District so that Chicagoans can combine use of an I-GO vehicle with a visit to a park facility.”

The I-GO vehicles are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to any residents or Park District employees who become members of I-GO Car Sharing. They include: a silver Honda Fit (Horner Park); a red Toyota Prius hybrid (Independence Park); a silver Honda Civic hybrid (Margate Park); and a silver Toyota Scion xB (Ridge Park). I-GO members can search for these and any other I-GO car on I-GO’s website by address, neighborhood or vehicle type.

How economically stimulating: An I-GO Car Sharing discount

February 24, 2009

I-GO is offering its own admittedly small-scale economic stimulus package this week: a sweet discount on membership sign-up.

We can’t pay your mortgage or cut your taxes, but car sharing can help balance your budget by drastically reducing (in some cases, by thousands of dollars) the expenses that come with owning a car.

Approved applicants from Mon., Feb. 23, to Mon., March 2, can take advantage of the deal. Just use the promo code “IGOSTIMULUS” on the application form and we’ll deduct $25 from the sign-up fee, PLUS toss in $25 in free driving credit. (Credits must be used by March 31.)

Ladies and gentlemen, start your budget-cutting engines.