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Updated Jul 29, 2013 - 6:52 am

Zipcar making it easier for ASU students without wheels

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Almost one million Americans have signed up for one car-sharing program or another, and Arizona State University students without wheels can participate in the sharing, too.

The Zipcar program has been on the ASU campuses for a handful of years and about 4,000 students have joined. Students pay a $25 annual registration fee, then they can rent a car by the hour or by the day. A Zipcar on-demand runs $8-$10 per hour.

"By the hour includes gas, insurance, maintenance, parking. Everything is included," said Aaron Bryant with ASU. He added there are about 20 cars in the fleet but demand is such that there will more on the way.

A bonus for students using the Zipcars: it cuts down on traffic congestion on campus.

Students, faculty and staff have 24/7 access to Zipcars.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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