car-share-weblogo-newMission Statement: Our mission is to support and expand sustainable transportation options locally, by providing clean, convenient, affordable, and reliable motor vehicle transportation to project members while: (1) educating the public, increasing awareness, and advocating the use of alternative and public transportation and reducing or eliminating personal vehicle ownership; (2) promoting civic responsibility with regard to transportation choices, and; (3) proposing new policies and changes to existing polices that concern alternative and public transportation and personal vehicle ownership.

Community Car Share of Bellingham (CCS) is a non-profit organization that launched in August 2006, to encourage the public to walk, bike, bus, and share CCS cars only when truly necessary.

We offer individual and business memberships (with discounts for non-profits).Currently, CCS supports 24 individual members, 1 for-profit business, and 3 non-profit businesses.We provide and maintain three vehicles to our members, a Toyota Prius hybrid, a biodiesel-powered VW Beetle, and a small Chevy S-10 Pickup.

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Car sharing benefits to the environment include:

  • Better Air Quality: average user’s greenhouse gas emissions reduced 40 to 50%
  • Decreased Water Pollution: less non-point source pollution and impervious surface area
  • Fewer Total Miles Traveled: average reduction per person: 44% (North America), 28-45% (Europe)
  • Environmental Awareness: live your values by walking, biking, and taking the bus

Car sharing benefits to the community & individuals include:

  • Fewer Cars: per car share vehicle: 6 to 23 cars removed from road, 4 to 10 fewer privately owned.
  • Voluntary Simplicity
  • Less Hassle/Stress
  • Better Quality of Life: reduced traffic, noise, parking demand
  • Peace of mind & more exercise = better physical and mental health

In addition to providing vehicles to members, we educate, counsel, and assist members and the general public regarding alternative transportation options available within our county. We also disseminate information aimed at reducing one's carbon footprint and/or impact on the planet.

Links to Additional Information

Project Leader Biographies
News and Events
Community Car Share web site

Contact Information

Lorraine Wilde, General Manager/Treasurer
2712 Victor Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-389-6551
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site: www.communitycarshare.org