Zip cars are new to Iowa City, but the car sharing idea has long been in practice in larger cities. We are car free professionally and personally, but that does not mean we don’t like to get out of town once in a while. So now rather than relying on a long bike ride or the kindness of friends we can schedule up and hit the road to see the sights.

We have used the cars a few times now, a trip to Cedar Rapids to see the Mucha exhibit at the Czech Museum, West Liberty for a puppet show, and yesterday Steve took this car over to Indianola to do a mountain bike race. The zipcar experience can best be summed up in the word: Smooth. It is really easy to get zipping, so if you want to increase your radius check out Zipcar! Now if we could just get Iowa City connected to them trains…

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