Zipcar in 2010: The pedestrian's car company may go public


Zipcar, the U.S.-based car-sharing service, recently announced its intention to launch an initial public offering of its shares sometime in 2010.

The company opened its first office in Boston in 2000 and merged with rival Flexcar in 2007. Its operations currently cover 49 U.S. cities, as well as Vancouver, Toronto, and London.

Update: The company is now saying that it has no definite plans to go public.