University of Calgary

Car2go on campus

UToday HomeSeptember 19, 2012

Eight parking stalls have been set aside with the car2go car share program coming to campus. Photo courtesy of car2go.comEight parking stalls have been set aside with the car2go car share program coming to campus. Photo courtesy of car2go.comParking and Transportation Services has partnered with car2go for its on-campus car share program. This program provides all the benefits of having a vehicle without actually having to own one.

“We first introduced a car share program in 2010 as part of our continued commitment to sustainability on campus,” says Voula Cocolakis, executive director, residence and ancillary services. “We’re switching to the car2go program because we felt its low rates, the flexibility to rent by the minute, hour or day, and the ability to take one-way trips was a better fit to our students’ needs.”

Membership is open to anyone 19 or older with three years of driving experience. The one-time membership fee will be waived for University of Calgary students, staff and faculty who sign up before Oct. 4, 2012.

“The fact that the car2go program is aligned with the City of Calgary and that gas, parking, maintenance and insurance are included adds even more flexibility and benefit for students,” says Cocolakis.

Members have unlimited and unrestricted access to a fleet of 150 low-emission smart cars across the city. Eight parking stalls have been set aside on campus in an attempt to have eight cars on campus at any given time. Users can find a car with a smartphone app for either iPhone/iPad or Android, contacting the call centre, or finding an available car parked on the street. Cars are returned to any location within the ‘Home Area,’ which is 88 sq. km. in Calgary.

Registering to become a member is quick and easy. Simply register online using DINOS as the Promotion Code.