One downside of attending college that many Pacific students can relate to: not having access to a car. Thanks to the recent debut of Zipcar on the Forest Grove campus, lack of transportation may no longer be an issue for students and faculty.

Two Zipcars can now be found in the parking lot between Mac and Clark hall. The Ford Focus and Toyota Prius are part of Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network.

Through the network, which has vehicles available in major metropolitan areas and college campuses in multiple countries, members can use a Zipcar by the hour or the day.

To become a member, Pacific students and faculty over the age of 18 can pay $25. They can use the promo code LAUNCH2013 on their application to receive $35 in free driving to try out the service.

A kickoff event will be held in the UC fireside lounge Feb. 7. An information booth will be set up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. allowing members of the Pacific and outer community to sign up for the service as well as answer questions. At noon, comments will be made by the Center for a Sustainable Society director John Hayes and provost and vice president for academic affairs John Miller.

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