Zipcars adjacent to Centre Street, Fort Hill. Four of them. Who knew? Three of them were on the road the afternoon this photograph was taken.
These cars are located in the first four spots at the entrance to the Roxbury Community College parking lot, north of New Heath Street.
Merton Place and Newark Street, depicted in the Google map, seem to have been obliterated by the parking lot. The, then out-of-date, 1992 edition of the Arrow Street Guide lists Newark as "from 166 Cedar to south of Mertron pl" [sic] and Merton Pl "from 133 Centre to 33 Newark."
Zipcar has ten locations clustered around Brigham Circle and littered throughout the Longwood Medical Area, but, except for this small incursion at Centre Street, the rest of Roxbury is total bereft of this mobile urban amenity.
Trekking east, Dorchester Avenue is the closest to Fort Hill. Westward to Jamaica Plain (5 locations), the closest is just outside of Hyde Square. The only Roxbury neighborhoods known to Zipcar are Mission Hill and, "Fenway/Longwood".
Some of the parking spaces Zipcar rents in Dorchester go for $130 per month. I wonder how much RCC gains from these four spots.