A car-sharing program will be tested out in Mountain View.
The city council unanimously approved a test agreement with Zipcar.
The car-sharing service will house four vehicles in downtown Mountain View for one year.
City officials expect development and improved commercial activity to create a parking crunch within the next 15 years.
The city wants to see if car-sharing can reduce demand for parking downtown.
Zipcar will have exclusive use of several downtown public parking spaces, and will pay $240 for each space -- the amount of a yearly parking permit.