Zipcar fleet flits onto Aurora’s Anschutz Campus

first_img Zipcar has brought their services to Aurora by adding six cars to the Anschutz medical Campus on Monday Sept. 19, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Zipcar, who has brought their services to Aurora by adding six cars to the Anschutz medical Campus, gives an individual name to each of their cars on Monday Sept. 19, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Zipcar has brought their services to Aurora by adding six cars to the Anschutz medical Campus on Monday Sept. 19, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel AURORA | Getting onto and off of the Anschutz Medical Campus is getting a little easier for students or patients who don’t have wheels of their own.Zipcar this month announced that its car-sharing service was coming to the campus in north Aurora with a fleet of cars. The company, which allows members to rent a car for drives of up to 180 miles, started serving the campus on Labor Day. Nicole Dalmy, general manager for Zipcar, said the company has more than 100 cars around the metro area and has been looking to expand into Aurora for a while now. center_img Zipcar has brought their services to Aurora by adding six cars to the Anschutz medical Campus on Monday Sept. 19, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel “We’ve been trying to figure out how to get into Aurora because its such a big city,” she said. The booming campus at East Colfax Avenue and Interstate 225 was the ideal spot for that expansion. For one, the company has already heard from members there itching for Zipcar to come, she said. Plus, the company has long used college campuses as one of its main hubs for its cars. While Zipcar regularly works with colleges and universities, Dalmy said the Anschutz campus’ hospitals are also a good fit, especially for patients who fly into Denver for treatment at the campus. “Sometimes sick people don’t want to ride on a train,” she said. But Dalmy said there was more to it than just the hospitals and schools. With RTD’s Aurora light rail line set to open with stops near the campus next year, Dalmy said the services will be a good fit for commuters who want to use public transit, but might need a car for part of their workday. The big barrier lots of people have to using public transit or some other way to get to work is that they could need their car at some point during the day. Dalmy said car-sharing services give commuters the confidence to use public transit knowing that if something comes up and they need to drive themselves somewhere, they have that option.Zipcar isn’t the only car-share option on the campus. Car2go has been at Anschutz since last year with a fleet of cars parked in the same lot at East 16th Avenue and Victor Street where Zipcar has some of their vehicles.Michael Pletsch, car2go Denver General Manager, said his company launched at Anschutz in August 2015. The two company’s have different business models — car2go uses uniform Smart cars while Zipcar has a varied fleet. Zipcar has roundtrip options that require a car to be returned to Anschutz, as well as an option to drive the car to another Zipcar “pod.” Car2go meanwhile allows drivers to leave the car wherever they need. Pletsch said car2go doesn’t have a set number of cars at the campus. Instead, as members use the 330 cars they have around the metro area, some of them are steadily rotating through the campus. “Our members just hop in the car2go closest to them and drive to or from campus as needed,” he said in an email. “Our unique model provides the flexibility and freedom of car ownership without the costs and responsibilities.”So far the program has been a hit at Anschutz, he said. “It has been very popular and continues to grow,” he said. “… We are very excited to be on campus and provide a convenient and affordable transportation option to faculty and students alike.”last_img read more

Man City thrash Watford 6-0 in FA Cup final to complete domestic treble

first_imgManchester City completed the first ever domestic treble in English football in emphatic fashion by dispatching Watford 6-0 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup on Saturday. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick, while David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus also netted to cap a glorious campaign with the biggest margin of victory in a FA Cup final since 1903. Watford’s wait to win their first ever major piece of silverware goes on, but after going behind they had little answer to Pep Guardiola’s relentless champions as the Catalan picked up the 27h trophy of his coaching career. It could have been very different for the Hornets had Roberto Pereyra not missed the first big chance of the game after Watford pounced on one slack pass by Oleksandr Zinchenko to spring a counter-attack. Gerard Deulofeu fed the Argentine, but City goalkeeper Ederson raced from his goal to make a fine save with his trailing leg. Watford were also left angered as a handball shout for a penalty against Vincent Kompany was not looked upon favourably by referee Kevin Friend or the Video Assistant Referee. And Javi Gracia’s men also played a big part in their own downfall for City’s first goal on 26 minutes from which Guardiola’s men never looked back. The diminutive figures of David Silva and Sterling both won headers against taller defenders before the ball broke for the Spaniard to fire across Heurelho Gomes. City control then turned into total dominance as a gloriously crafted second gave Watford a mountain to climb. Bernardo Silva’s curling cross picked out Jesus at the back post and the Brazilian’s effort was heading in before Sterling snatched his 24th goal of the season by smashing the ball over the line. Veteran goalkeeper Gomes was making what is expected to be his final game before he plans to become a pastor in retirement. Watford were left praying for a miracle that never came, but the 38-year-old briefly kept his side in the game either side of half-time with saves from Riyad Mahrez and Jesus. Deulofeu had been Watford’s star of a remarkable semi-final comeback from 2-0 down against Wolves and had the chance to spark the game back into life just before the hour mark, but scuffed his shot wide. And again Watford’s profligacy was quickly punished. City’s strength in depth was in evidence as Guardiola could afford the luxury of leaving Sergio Aguero on the bench for Jesus, as a reward for the Brazilian who started every FA Cup game this season, and introduce De Bruyne 10 minutes into the second half. Jesus’ unselfishness allowed the Belgian to end an injury-ravaged season on a high by rounding Gomes to fire City’s third into an empty net. And the roles were reversed for City to rub more salt into Watford wounds 22 minutes from time when De Bruyne’s pass released Jesus in behind to get the goal his performance deserved. Sterling then added another landmark in the final 10 minutes by becoming the first player since 1953 to score a FA Cup final hat-trick as he converted Bernardo Silva’s low cross and then fired home at the second attempt three minutes from time. City have now won all 11 meetings between these two sides since the club’s Abu Dhabi takeover a decade ago. Questions will continue to be asked of the legitimacy of how City amassed such a great side with UEFA, FIFA and FA investigations pending into City’s conduct off the field. But on it they cannot be questioned as one of the greatest England has ever produced and have the medals to prove it. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more