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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Car2GO to launch in Calgary

Car2GO, Daimler's version of carsharing is set to launch in Calgary this year, along with Miami and Toronto ( report from The Star is linked below).

Similar to other car-sharing services but with a few key differences.

Rent by the Minute
Pick-up/Drop-off at any designated space/lot (allows 1-way trips)
Uses only 1 vehicle in fleet type (Daimler product)

Article is here.

http://www.thestar.com/business/arti...ng-market?bn=1
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 4:57 PM
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I notice they list that they'll have cars at 200 lots in Toronto, curious how many will be in Calgary.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 5:13 PM
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Here is the "home area", which I'm guessing is the area where you could expect to find pick up and drop off points

http://www.car2go.com/calgary/en/fil..._home_area.pdf

I'm surprised it extends so far south and west.
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Here is the "home area", which I'm guessing is the area where you could expect to find pick up and drop off points

http://www.car2go.com/calgary/en/fil..._home_area.pdf

I'm surprised it extends so far south and west.
There is actually no pick up and drop off points. You park it wherever you want. When you want one, you use the app or website to find the closest one sitting around and grab it.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 6:16 PM
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There is actually no pick up and drop off points. You park it wherever you want. When you want one, you use the app or website to find the closest one sitting around and grab it.
Sounds pretty cool. They've partnered with the city so you can leave it in any legal spot, including ParkPlus zones (for free) that are non restricted and even non-time-limited residential permit zones.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2012, 6:46 PM
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I wonder how long until a team of 20 people all grab those cars and drop them off at the furthest street on the map.
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Already making waves

Competition heats up between smart car sharing services vying for Calgary market

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/ca...135/story.html
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picked up my Car2Go today, rocked some simple mods and came out with this!

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Now everytime I see a Car2Go I'm going to think of this video and laugh my ass off.
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I want one, so badly!
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I want to see someone do an endo in a smart car now lol
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I saw a couiple of these being towed away yesterday and it got me to thinking. Who pays for the impound/towing charges if they are left in a tow away area before the towing ban is in effect? These cars (I'm assuming) were left there when legal to park, but then were still there when the parking ban started. Who pays? The last person to park it? The company?
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I saw a couiple of these being towed away yesterday and it got me to thinking. Who pays for the impound/towing charges if they are left in a tow away area before the towing ban is in effect? These cars (I'm assuming) were left there when legal to park, but then were still there when the parking ban started. Who pays? The last person to park it? The company?
The last person to park it. You aren't allowed to park in time restricted spots.
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The last person to park it. You aren't allowed to park in time restricted spots.
Can't park in a 2 hour zone AT ALL, or can't leave it in a 2 hour zone longer than 2 hours?
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I sure see a lot of the cars around Livingston place in the morning. I was wondering who paid for the parking since it's a fortune in that area. I'm not sure about street parking, but Jaimeson place is $32.50 for early bird parkers. (Obviously parking in Calgary is becoming something only for the elite).
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Can't park in a 2 hour zone AT ALL, or can't leave it in a 2 hour zone longer than 2 hours?
Not supposed to park in a stall that has any time limit at any point.
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On the contrary, you can end a Car2Go rental in a ParkPlus zone with time restrictions, e.g. "Max. 2 hrs". What you CAN'T do is end it in a zone that has no stopping or no parking restrictions at some point, e.g. in a spot along 6 Ave that has "no stopping" in effect from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Or one of those spots that has wacky parking bans between 1:00 and 7:00 am.
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I saw a couiple of these being towed away yesterday and it got me to thinking. Who pays for the impound/towing charges if they are left in a tow away area before the towing ban is in effect? These cars (I'm assuming) were left there when legal to park, but then were still there when the parking ban started. Who pays? The last person to park it? The company?
In principle, it's the person who parked the car. I know that the FAQs or manual or somewhere explicitly mentions snow routes -- if you park on one, and it snows, and they tow the car, it's your problem. Whether car2go passes the fees on, I don't know.

My sources tell me that car2go has been a phenomenal success in Calgary. We started at the same time as Miami and Toronto, but we have way more use than those cities (even though they have larger fleets). We're doing as well as (on a per-car basis) their established US cities, like Portland, Austin and DC, and we may even be catching up to Vancouver, the champion in terms of trips-per-car. In fact, they haven't said anything, but they've recently rolled out a few more cars here (at least 10, a week or two ago).

I wouldn't be surprised to see more cars here, possibly an expansion of the home area. I also wouldn't be surprised if cities like Edmonton and Ottawa that are similar in size and makeup are getting moved up the internal car2go list.
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On the contrary, you can end a Car2Go rental in a ParkPlus zone with time restrictions, e.g. "Max. 2 hrs". What you CAN'T do is end it in a zone that has no stopping or no parking restrictions at some point, e.g. in a spot along 6 Ave that has "no stopping" in effect from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Or one of those spots that has wacky parking bans between 1:00 and 7:00 am.
CORRECT. GOLD STAR! Just no parking if the area becomes a free flow lane at some point. You can part it there up until the restricted time. If you dont move it in time........well that is another story. Towing charges + 50.00 fine.
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I'm actually confused about spots where you could get ticketed vs towed.
I know snow routes, no stopping/parking during rush hour is a no no, but not sure about zones which are just 2 hrs 8am-6pm.
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