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Carsharing

Looking for the convenience of a vehicle without the cost of ownership? Carsharing can be your solution.

What is carsharing?

Carsharing is a short-term vehicle rental service that's perfect for those who require occasional use of a vehicle, or need one for short trips.

Vehicles are usually:

  • Accessible - located in or near residential neighbourhoods
  • Affordable - rates based on usage with no maintenance costs
  • Convenient - make reservations online or using your mobile device

How it works

Typically, users register with a carshare program provider which allows them to reserve vehicles for use. Vehicles are usually rented by minutes or hours for up to one day. Depending on the provider, you may be able to book a car for several days.

Why carshare?

Carsharing is a cheaper, greener option to vehicle ownership. Not only do you save on the cost of buying a vehicle, someone else will take care of maintenance and insurance. People who carshare also help ease congestion by taking cars off the road and reduce all the environmental impacts that go with it.

car2go parking zones

The City provides several car2go parking zones downtown that take advantage of space between a stop line and no parking sign where regular-sized vehicles don't fit. Painted road markings and street signs identify car2go-only parking zones.

Car2go users are encouraged to use these mini-zones to free up regular parking spots for regular-sized vehicles, but can still park in any on street parking spot.

Car2go drivers are required to pay parking fees at the same rate as adjacent or nearby paid parking stalls. Unless otherwise posted, car2go vehicles can exceed parking time limits.

Carsharing resources

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