Calgary could see a brand new ride-sharing service as early as this spring
Not all heroes wear capes! Some have four wheels and were founded in Quebec. Communauto, a Canadian ride-sharing service, says they’re interested in filling the void left by Car2Go after they pulled their vehicles from Calgary last October.
The company is hoping to launch in the spring, but are currently in negotiations with the city to do so.
In order to operate smoothly, Communauto would need the city to extend the parking time limits in the downtown area. A little wiggle room can’t be too big of a deal, right? Can they extend them for everyone?
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“We made some proposals in this sense with the city. I know that they are thinking about it and we wait for them to propose some adjustment,” Communauto vice-president Marco Viviani told CBC News.
Communauto currently operates in 13 other Canadian cities. Much like the late and great Car2Go, it allows users to book cars for short one-way trips as well as longer bookings for long-distance trips.
Now, we’re not in the business of falsely getting anyone’s hopes up. However, the future of affordable, reliable, and convenient ways to get around the city looks pretty bright. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one, guys! Stay tuned!